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PacBio agreed to pay attorneys' fees to settle lawsuits brought against it by investors regarding Illumina's acquisition.

Oh, Dunno

ABC News reports on former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' deposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Suit for Chair

According to Retraction Watch, Ohio State University's Carlo Croce is suing to be reinstated as department chair.

The court cited previous US Supreme Court rulings, including Mayo vs. Prometheus, in determining that certain claims of Illumina's patents were invalid.

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Human Longevity against the J. Craig Venter Institute.

Human Longevity had filed the suit in July, alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets by Craig Venter, who founded both the company and the institute.

The firm is seeking damages and various injunctions, citing 11 different counts of fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition.

Agilent alleges that Twist CEO Emily Leproust and other employees stole trade secrets from it. A trial date has been set for Feb. 24, 2020.

The suit names additional defendants and includes additional details about the technology Illumina is accused of appropriating.

A comprehensive study of genomics malpractice lawsuits showed only a modest increase in recent years, but ASU’s Marchant wouldn't bet on it staying this way in the long term.

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A genetic genealogy analysis helped secure the release of a California man from prison after getting his murder conviction overturned, the Guardian reports.

Technology Review discusses the concerns that come along with the ability to quickly synthesize viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.

In PNAS this week: role for Myc in alternative splicing regulation in prostate cancer, variation in methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.