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. 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.