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As a result, it will be up to the new court to rule on CSHL's allegations that the law firm Ropes & Gray mishandled certain RNAi-related intellectual property stemming from the work of Greg Hannon and maintained improper business relationships with RNAi drug developers.

The new allegations are an attempt by CSHL to delay a ruling on the dismissal of the lawsuit so that it can review certain RNAi companies' confidential materials, the law firm alleged.

CSHL specifically names Arrowhead Research subsidiaries Calando Pharmaceuticals and Insert Therapeutics, which were merged into one firm under the Calando name in 2008, and RXi Pharmaceuticals.

During a conference call held this week to discuss Arrowhead Research's fiscal first-quarter financial results, President and CEO Christopher Anzalone said that the company was in a position to stay afloat for at least the next nine months.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.