NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has filed a lawsuit against Natera, alleging that the company's non-invasive prenatal testing infringes its US Patent No. 9,493,831, which covers methods for library preparation.

Natera began selling its commercial noninvasive prenatal test Panorama in 2013, which relies on analysis of cell-free DNA present in maternal blood using a multiplex targeted PCR approach.

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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.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Feb
21
Sponsored by
L7 Informatics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how Gradalis, a clinical-stage immunotherapy developer, is using an information management solution from L7 to streamline its research, clinical, and manufacturing operations.

Mar
13
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will discuss development and validation of an assay for detection of microsatellite instability (MSI) based on a novel set of biomarkers.