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GTG Settles Dispute, Licenses Technology to AutoImmun

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies announced today it has reached an agreement with AutoImmun Diagnostika to settle a dispute over the German firm's use of GTG's non-coding DNA technology.

As a result, GTG has granted non-exclusive rights to AutoImmun covering several of its patents. Further details of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

AutoImmun was not a counterparty to two patent infringement suits initiated by GTG and ongoing in the US, the Australian firm said.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.