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Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

The federal court order dismissed the case with prejudice, which prevents the plaintiffs from raising the case again.

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Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.

The patent, which was awarded Jan. 7, covers cell-free DNA-based diagnostic methods, including those used in transplant medicine.

The new complaints add to related patent suits Illumina filed against BGI last year in the US, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey.

The magistrate did recommend that the court dismiss two counts made against Natera with respect to trademark disparagement and unfair trade practices.

A federal court said Guardant CEO Helmy Eltoukhy deleted emails pertaining to two similar cases, but it remains unclear whether he did so intentionally.

TC agreed with a judge who said that 10x's older GEM microfluidic chips infringed Bio-Rad patents, but that the firm's new Next GEM chips did not.

The genomics-focused fertility management company claims that 23andMe failed to meet its contractual obligations within a research collaboration.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.