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According to the DOJ, the company also accepted a 25-year ban on participating in any federal healthcare program.

23andMe had sued Ancestry.com for, among other things, infringing a patent related to a method for determining the degree to which two people in a database are related.

Not for a While

In a court filing, lawyers say Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos, hasn't paid them in a year, the Mercury News reports.

Personal Genomics alleged that PacBio tried to sublicense the patent-in-suit in the years prior to its launch of the Sequel sequencing platform.

CareDx claims that Eurofins Viracor infringes on its patent related to noninvasive monitoring of organ transplant rejection through cell-free DNA analysis.

Retraction Watch reports on the latest goings-on with  Carlo Croce's lawsuit against Ohio State University.

he lawsuit, filed on the eve of 10x's IPO, alleges that 10x's new Next GEM microfluidic chips infringe a patent exclusively licensed to Bio-Rad.

The UK-based sequencing technology firm continues to seek invalidation of PacBio's patents, despite unsuccessful earlier efforts.

The South San Francisco, California cellular analysis firm alleges IonPath has infringed two patents and has been intereferening in its contracts.

The victory for the sequencing giant is just the latest in a string of favorable decisions before the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.