Gene Codes

Gene Codes has released Sequencher 5.2, the latest version of its DNA sequence data analysis software.

The company is appealing a US District Court's ruling in a suit it filed against the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York, which granted the city's motion for summary judgment.

The judge denied Gene Codes' request for discovery in a suit it filed against the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of New York and granted the city's motion for summary judgment in the case.

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Gene Codes claims that New York City's Office of the Medical Examiner violated its contract with the company by providing the FBI with access to trade secrets and confidential information about its DNA-matching software, M-FISys. The city maintains its innocence and has called for the case to be dismissed.

In its suit, Gene Codes alleges New York's Office of Chief Medical Examiner infringed on its software developed to identify victims of the 9/11 attack at Ground Zero from DNA. The city is countersuing.

Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.