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Life Technologies this week launched the next generation of its STR analysis kits for human identification and forensic applications, the GlobalFiler and GlobalFiler Express.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal judge has overturned a jury's decision to award Promega $52 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit the Madison, Wis.-based firm had filed against Life Technologies.

City of Hope has been awarded US Patent No. 8,227,191, "Method for amplification and detection of RNA sequences."
George Murakawa, Bruce Wallace, John Zaia, and John Rossi are named as inventors on the patent.

Illumina has launched its Nextera Exome and Custom Enrichment Kits for sample preparation for next-gen sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ATCC on Thursday announced a non-exclusive licensing deal to develop, receive, and distribute biological materials containing Promega's labeling technologies.

Fluidigm of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,168,139, "Recirculating fluidic network and methods for using the same." The patent provides a variety of microfluidic devices and methods for conducting assays and syntheses.

Promega said this week that a jury has ruled in its favor in a patent infringement suit against Life Technologies and awarded it $52 million in damages.

This article has been updated with a comment from Life Technologies.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NanoInk this week released its new NanoArray Assay System for the automated analysis of its protein NanoArray assays.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.