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The deal ends an investigation by the SEC into certain accounting practices by Alere's foreign subsidiaries. The company also consented to a cease-and-desist order. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that the erstwhile partners have reached a settlement of more than $25 million.

In a recent regulatory filing, Thermo disclosed that it acquired Core Informatics for $94 million and Finesse Solutions for $220 million.

Theranos Settles

The embattled firm has reached deals with both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Arizona.

Illumina follows Agilent, Life Technologies, Affymetrix, Siemens, and Luminex in settling lawsuits alleging infringement of US Patent No 7,064,197.

Thermo Fisher Scientific subsidiary Life Technologies will pay Enzo $35 million for infringing on two patents pertaining to labeled nucleotides and nucleic acids.

Affymetrix will pay Enzo $10 million to settle litigation Enzo brought against the company over a method for nucleic acid analysis.

Luminex will pay Enzo Biochem $7.1 million to settle a lawsuit alleging infringement of patents for oligonucleotides and solid supports for fixed nucleic acids.

The deal comes after a California Superior Court found no fraudulent intent on the part of the company.

The companies had been involved in a years-long legal battle over whether Genmark's eSensor Respiratory Virus Panel infringed ViroNovative's human metapneumovirus IP.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.