lawsuit Synthego Preemptively Sues Agilent Technologies to Ward Off CRISPR Patent Infringement Allegations Agilent allegedly tried to get Synthego to license patents related to CRISPR guide RNAs and threatened to escalate its response when Synthego did not do so. Lacks Family Sues Thermo Fisher Scientific The Baltimore Sun reports that members of Henrietta Lacks' family are suing Thermo Fisher Scientific. Parts of Arizona Law Blocked According to the Associated Press, an Arizona judge has blocked parts of a new law criminalizing performing abortions due to fetal genetic anomalies. CareDx Patents Deemed Invalid in Court Battle Against Natera, Eurofins Viracor In a separate case in which CareDx and Natera are suing each other for false advertising, a court has set a trial date in late October. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Dec 10, 2019 Celmatix Sues 23andMe for $100M Alleging Breach of Contract Nov 25, 2019 Bio-Rad Prevails Over 10x Genomics in German Court on Single-Cell IP Nov 25, 2019 Mayo Tells Supreme Court Congress Should Clarify Patent Eligibility Confusion in Diagnostics Premium Nov 12, 2019 Natera Outlines Plans for Cancer, Transplant Assays; Provides Update on Legal Proceedings Premium Nov 12, 2019 Exact Sciences Sues Johns Hopkins University for 'Improperly' Demanding Royalties Oct 21, 2019 10x Genomics to Pay $25M, Cross-License Patents to End BD Infringement Suit Oct 10, 2019 UTC Labs, Principals Agree to Pay $42.6M in PGx Testing Fraud Case Oct 7, 2019 Appeals Court Upholds Unpatentability of 23andMe IP Sep 27, 2019 Taiwanese Firm Sues Pacific Biosciences for Patent Infringement Sep 26, 2019 CareDx Sues Eurofins Viracor for Patent Infringement Sep 12, 2019 Bio-Rad Laboratories Sues 10x Genomics Again, Alleging Patent Infringement Sep 11, 2019 Oxford Nanopore Responds in Court to Pacific Biosciences Allegations of Willful Infringement Sep 10, 2019 Fluidigm Sues IonPath for Patent Infringement, Interference Sep 9, 2019 Illumina Wins Patent Office Action, Invalidating Columbia University Patent on NGS Sep 4, 2019 10x Genomics Countersues Becton Dickinson for Patent Infringement Sep 3, 2019 Q2 Results, Biotech Market Weakness Weigh on Stocks of Genomic Tools, MDx Firms in August Aug 26, 2019 10x Genomics Showing 'Little Concern' for Patent Lawsuit Consequences, Customers Say Premium Aug 16, 2019 Federal Appeals Court Invalidates Second Enzo Biochem Patent in Three Months Aug 15, 2019 Court Tacks On $10M to 10x Genomics Infringement Penalty Aug 12, 2019 NeuMoDx Files Defense, Counterclaims in BD Patent Infringement Suit Load More Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.