A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Human Longevity against the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Human Longevity had filed the suit in July, alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets by Craig Venter, who founded both the company and the institute.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
The scientists developed a metabolomic panel capable of predicting BMI and identifying subsets of at-risk patients with apparently healthy BMIs.
Human Longevity alleges that Craig Venter stole trade secrets in a lawsuit filed against the J. Craig Venter Institute.
HLI claims that upon his termination in May, Venter took a company-owned laptop and is using HLI trade secrets to build a competing business at JCVI.
Craig Venter is retiring from Human Longevity to return to the research institution that bears his name, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.