fraud UK Government Investigates COVID-19 Testing Firm The government, which recently started cracking down on COVID-19 testing firms, also warned 19 other firms to provide more pricing information. Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $73M Scheme to Defraud Medicare The scheme involved paying kickbacks to a telemedicine company in exchange for authorizations by doctors for medically unnecessary genetic testing. BGI Sues Illumina for Antitrust Violation, Claims Firm Obtained Sequencing Patents Through Fraud In their complaint the plaintiffs claimed Illumina fraudulently obtained two US patents by concealing a reference from the patent office. FDA Warns Consumers About Fraudulent At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits The US Food and Drug Administration said it plans to aggressively pursue companies selling unproven products for diagnosing, preventing, or treating COVID-19. UTC Labs, Principals Agree to Pay $42.6M in PGx Testing Fraud Case According to the DOJ, the company also accepted a 25-year ban on participating in any federal healthcare program. Jul 19, 2019 Myriad Genetics Settles Improper Medicare Billing Complaint for $9.1M Feb 12, 2019 GenomeDx Biosciences to Pay $2M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medicare Billing Oct 8, 2018 Investors Sue Illumina for Fraud in Connection With Q3 2016 Earnings Results Sep 28, 2017 Alere Settles With SEC for $13M May 15, 2017 OIG Tracking Fraud, Inappropriate Use Within Rapidly Growing Genetic Testing Industry Premium Jun 23, 2015 Despite Retraction, Researchers Still Concerned Sequencing Study Data was Fabricated Premium Apr 2, 2015 Federal Court OKs Celera's $23M Settlement with Former Shareholders Feb 9, 2012 Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against China Medical Technologies Alleging Artificial Stock Inflation Sep 2, 2011 Sequenom Avoids Fine from SEC, Enters Cease-and-Desist Order Feb 25, 2011 Signal Genetics Adds Precision Therapeutics to Suit Jul 14, 2010 Former Sequenom Exec Pleads Guilty; Sentencing Scheduled for August Feb 24, 2010 Transgenomic Files Suit Against Power3 Alleging Fraud, Slander Breaking News Delic Partners With GT Research for Genetic Analysis of Cannabis, Psychedelic Mushrooms Indivumed, Biognosys Expand Partnership to Offer Immunopeptidomics Insights Multiomic Study Identifies Drivers of Severe COVID-19 in Patients Under 50 Without Comorbidities Yourgene H1 2022 Revenues More Than Double Gencove Raises $10M in Series A Financing Blueprint Genetics, BioMarin to Offer Genetic Testing for Skeletal Dysplasia in Europe, Middle East The Scan Should've Been Spotted Sooner Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier. For Martian Fuel Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo. To Boost Rapid Testing The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests. PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.