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Five tenured Rutgers University professors are suing the school over pay disparities, according to the New York Times

Last month, the court also ordered two separate patent lawsuits filed by Natera against ArcherDx this year to be consolidated into one.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Court documents suggest Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes' defense team might rely on "expert evidence relating to a mental disease or defect," CNN reports.

BGI will have a chance to depose up to nine inventors of patents assigned to Illumina as part of a lawsuit over IP related to sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry.

Natera previously filed infringement lawsuits against ArcherDx around four other patents related to cell-free DNA detection in oncology.

The cancer therapy developer has asked a US federal court to declare that its Illuminox platform does not infringe Illumina's trademarks.

Codefendant 1Cellbio, an instrument maker that had obtained a co-exclusive license to the patents, said it plans to appeal the court's declaration.

Additional Suit

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

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According to CNBC, Pfizer has announced that its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine data won't be ready this week.

A number of United Nations agencies push for scientific findings to be made accessible through open science.

Paris-Saclay University garners international regard following a decade-long effort to establish the new research university, Nature News reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to house IndiGen sequencing data, database of SARS-CoV-2 docking scores, and more.