lawsuit

In its suit PacBio alleges that Oxford Nanopore infringes two patents it holds related to nanopore sequencing. 

Mouse Fight

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The university's new court documents allege that Life Tech, its co-plaintiff in the previous suit, "fraudulently" induced it to settle the case against Illumina.

Croce's Suit

Ohio State's Carlo Croce sues the New York Times over its article on research misconduct allegations, Retraction Watch reports.

Illumina has filed a new lawsuit against Premaitha, claiming it infringes on an Illumina patent related to noninvasive prenatal testing.

Luminex alleges that Curiox's objective has been to cobble together an unvalidated "Frankenstein-ish" system that fails at producing accurate test results. 

Enzo Biochem, Enzo Life Sciences, and Yale University had originally brought the suit against Life Technologies, now part of Thermo Fisher, in 2004.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the erstwhile partners have reached a settlement of more than $25 million.

Bio-Rad claims that 10x Genomics infringes on patents it holds related to emulsion formation in microfluidics chips. 

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.