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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Med BioGene today said that it and its commercial partner, Precision Therapeutics, have settled litigation with Signal Genetics and its Respira Health subsidiary, ending a dispute over an alleged breach of contract that began more than two years ago.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics today said it has received full payment from Sanra Laboratories to settle a dispute over Sanra's purchase of Parkway Clinical Laboratories from Rosetta in 2009.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today said that it has reached a settlement with Roche 454 Life Sciences over alleged infringement of Genetic Technologies' primary non-coding DNA patent.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson said today that it and Hologic's Gen-Probe business have settled a patent dispute, and the company has been granted a license from Gen-Probe to make, use, and sell certain products that BD had been accused of infringing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom and ArcticDx have settled their IP dispute, Sequenom disclosed in its Form 10-Q filed on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – KeyGene and Floragenex today said that they have agreed to end a legal dispute and have entered into a licensing agreement covering sequence-based genotyping technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today announced it has executed a Covenant Not to Sue and Release agreement with transplant diagnostics firm One Lambda.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellectricon and Fluxion Biosciences announced today they have settled a legal dispute dating back to 2009 in which Fluxion was accused of patent infringement.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid said after the close of the market Tuesday that it has reached a settlement with Abaxis over litigation the firms had filed against each other a couple of yeasr ago.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies and Biosearch Technologies have reached a settlement agreement and are asking a federal court to dismiss lawsuits the companies filed against each other for alleged patent infringement.

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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.