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Nikon Research Corporation of America has been awarded

New York University has been awarded

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has also been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has denied a motion brought by GlaxoSmithKline that sought to dismiss a patent infringement suit Genetic Technologies had filed against the drug giant two year ago.

Lawrence Livermore National Security has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Roche Molecular Systems has sued Cepheid for allegedly infringing a US patent assigned to Roche and covering PCR-based methods for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis and drug resistance, according to court documents filed this week.

Title: Oligoribonucleotides and Methods of Use Thereof for Treatment of Alopecia, Acute Renal Failure, and Other Diseases
Patent Number: 8,765,699

The USPTO recently issued the Broad Institute the first patent for the CRISPR-Cas9 system, setting off a potential scramble for IP rights over a technology that is gaining wide adoption in the biotech space.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – At an ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting here yesterday afternoon, legal experts discussed the current climate surrounding gene patenting and the key court cases leading up to it.

Title: Methods for Eliminating or Reducing the Expression of a Gene in a Filamentous Fungal Strain
Patent Number: 8,716,023

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.