patent infringement

The lawsuit alleges Ancestry infringes 23andMe's method of matching relatives and damages its reputation via misleading online marketing.

Under the terms of the agreement, Oxford Nanopore Technologies will not sell its 2D sequencing products in the UK and in Germany for five years.

Split?

Reuters reports that the panel hearing the CRISPR gene editing patent case appears split.

KeyGene and its parent firm, KeyGene NV, were named as defendants in a NuGen Technologies suit seeking to invalidate two US patents.

The companies have been embroiled in several lawsuits in the US and in Europe, accusing each other of patent infringement.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.