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.

The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.