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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 firms have eliminated several terms of their original deal and have cross-licensed IP to allow Med BioGene to license Gene FX Lung to other firms. 

As part of a settlement deal, Siemens will pay Enzo an upfront fee of $9.5 million and potentially up to $5 million in licensing royalties.

GNC will start using DNA testing to authentic the presence of plants included in its labels, following an agreement with the New York Attorney General.

Myriad and Quest have agreed to dismiss lawsuits, claims, counterclaims, and disputes related to Myriad's patent claims on BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the litigation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CareDx said after the close of the market on Wednesday that it has settled a dispute with Roche over a licensing agreement forged between the two firms in late 2004.

Just days before they were scheduled to go to trial, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced that they have hammered out a settlement to their protracted patent-infringement and technology-misappropriation lawsuits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today announced it has reached a settlement and licensing agreement with GeneSeek, resolving a patent dispute between the firms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences has settled two separate patent lawsuits with Life Technologies and Helicos BioSciences, the company confirmed today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion today announced that all four non-contingent contract claims with Bio-Rad Laboratories stemming from Vermillion's sale of its proteomics business

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.