lawsuit Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership The complaint focuses on a recent patent filed by Chunxiao Song, the consultant, alleging that it falls within the terms of his contract with Bluestar. Illumina, Qiagen, Columbia University Near Settlement in Patent Infringement Case It is unclear whether the impending settlement will affect all the litigation between the two sides, across several legal venues. Guardant Health Sues Natera for False Advertising, 'Misleading' Oncologists About MRD Tests Guardant has asked the court to recover damages and to prevent Natera from further disseminating "deceptive" advertising regarding their competing assays. Illumina, Roche Agree to Settle NIPT Patent Lawsuits The settlement will end a patent battle that has raged since 2012, but the terms have not yet been disclosed. Guardant Health to License IP to Foundation Medicine for $25M, Royalties Under Settlement Agreement The parties have agreed to settle patent infringement lawsuits filed by Guardant against Foundation Medicine, now a Roche subsidiary. Breaking News JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.