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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A recently launched lawsuit in Canada challenging the practice of patenting genomic DNA is also asking the Federal Court to determine that advanced diagnostics utilizing next-generation sequencing platforms do not infringe patents on older testing methods involving the ampl

General Electric has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Patent and Trademark Office appeals board has invalidated certain claims on a patent held by Illumina that is the subject of an infringement lawsuit by the company against Qiagen's Intelligent Bio-Systems.

The California Institute of Technology has been awarded

The University of Central Florida Research Foundation has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University have been jointly awarded a US patent for an allele-specific, real-time PCR-based assay to detect H1N1 pandemic flu and resistance to antiviral treatments.

Affymetrix has been awarded

Nikon Research Corporation of America has been awarded

New York University has been awarded

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has also been awarded

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.