lawsuit

The firm is seeking damages and various injunctions, citing 11 different counts of fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition.

Agilent alleges that Twist CEO Emily Leproust and other employees stole trade secrets from it. A trial date has been set for Feb. 24, 2020.

The suit names additional defendants and includes additional details about the technology Illumina is accused of appropriating.

A comprehensive study of genomics malpractice lawsuits showed only a modest increase in recent years, but ASU’s Marchant wouldn't bet on it staying this way in the long term.

Duty to Tell?

A UK woman sues a hospital for not telling her of her father's genetic testing results, the Guardian reports.

And Settled

Science reports that the Salk Institute has settled the third of its three gender discrimination lawsuits.

The lawsuit comes a few days after a jury awarded Bio-Rad Laboratories $23.9 million in damages in a patent infringement suit against 10x Genomics.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

Retaliation Claim

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

Mostly Dismissed

Retraction Watch reports that a judge dismissed most of the lawsuit Ohio State University's Carlo Croce brought against the New York Times.

Pages

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.