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Agilent filed a lawsuit against Twist nearly a year ago, alleging that Twist Cofounder and CEO Emily LeProust had stolen DNA oligonucleotide synthesis technology. 

The licenses cover IP related to a new CRISPR technology known as Cpf1, advanced forms of Cas9, and additional Cas9-based genome editing technologies.

The University of California, University of Vienna, and researcher Emmanuelle Charpentier, as well as their commercial partners, are linked by the agreement.

The GeneReader will feature a new sequencing chemistry that Qiagen believes circumnavigates an ongoing IP dispute with Illumina and provides enhanced performance.

The Broad Institute has a shot to end the dispute by early 2017 but the more likely outcome is that the parties will argue over whether to fracture the CRISPR IP estate.

The email, which claimed the Broad Institute did not deserve key CRISPR patents, is one of several attention-grabbing items in newly released documents.  

Illumina follows Agilent, Life Technologies, Affymetrix, Siemens, and Luminex in settling lawsuits alleging infringement of US Patent No 7,064,197.

During a case management conference last week, Premaitha said the EC's competition department contacted it regarding an investigation into Illumina and Sequenom.

In its court filing, the company said Twist Founder and CEO Emily LeProust stole its technology and breached her confidentiality agreements.

The company has sued three companies in the UK and two in Poland alleging they infringed on the firm's non-invasive prenatal testing patents.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.