NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer last week filed a suit against UK-based Intema seeking to invalidate that firm's US patent covering a Down syndrome test.

The suit, which was filed in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, seeks a declaration from the court that one or more of the claims of US Patent No. 6,573,103 are invalid. The patent is entitled, "Antenatal Screening for Down's Syndrome," and was issued in June 2003.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

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