legal settlement Progenity to Cut Workforce as Third-Party Payor Seeks $27.4M for Alleged Overpayment The firm said it will dispute the claim of overpayment and will separately negotiate with the undisclosed payor for in-network status. Progenity Resolves US DOJ Billing, Past Practice Investigations for $35.8M Along with the federal settlement, the company will also pay an additional $13.2 million to settle civil claims by different state attorneys general. Agendia Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud for $8.25M The US DOJ alleged that the company conspired to "artificially delay" ordering its MammaPrint test in order to circumvent Medicare's 14-day rule. Natera and Illumina Settle Patent Suit, Sign License Agreement, Amend Supply Deal The May 8 settlement resolves all claims and counterclaims relating to noninvasive prenatal testing and pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis. Illegal Kickback or Helping Patients? Sanofi has been hit with a nearly $12 million fine for supporting a charity that covered the costs of co-pays for Medicare patients taking an expensive drug sold by the firm. Oct 21, 2019 10x Genomics to Pay $25M, Cross-License Patents to End BD Infringement Suit Jul 19, 2019 Myriad Genetics Settles Improper Medicare Billing Complaint for $9.1M Feb 12, 2019 GenomeDx Biosciences to Pay $2M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medicare Billing Nov 14, 2018 Bio-Rad Awarded $24M in 10x Genomics Patent Infringement Lawsuit Sep 19, 2018 Premaitha Licenses NIPT Tech From Illumina Under Settlement May 8, 2018 PacBio, Oxford Nanopore Settle Patent Dispute in Europe Apr 20, 2018 Biotheranostics Settles False Claims Allegations With DOJ for $2M Mar 12, 2018 Natera Settles Billing Lawsuit With US Government for $11.4M Nov 1, 2017 Luminex, Curiox BioSystems Settle Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Sep 28, 2017 Alere Settles With SEC for $13M May 11, 2017 Thermo Fisher Spent $314M on Two Acquisitions in Q1; Settled IP Suits With Roche 454, Illumina Jul 7, 2016 Illumina Settles Enzo IP Lawsuit for $21M May 17, 2016 Life Technologies, Enzo Biochem Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit Oct 13, 2015 Enzo Biochem Settles IP Infringement Case With Affymetrix; Q4 Revenues Rise 3 Percent Jul 6, 2015 Enzo Biochem Settles Patent Suit With Luminex for $7.1M Apr 28, 2015 CombiMatrix Inks Settlement Deal Ending Insurance Fraud Suit Apr 6, 2015 Genmark, ViroNovative Settle Patent-infringement Dispute Apr 2, 2015 Federal Court OKs Celera's $23M Settlement with Former Shareholders Jan 27, 2015 Utah Court Dismisses Two More BRCA Testing Patent Lawsuits against Labcorp, Ambry Jan 26, 2015 Myriad Settles BRCA Testing Patent Fray with Pathway Genomics, Invitae Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.