DOJ Progenity Resolves US DOJ Billing, Past Practice Investigations for $35.8M Along with the federal settlement, the company will also pay an additional $13.2 million to settle civil claims by different state attorneys general. Agendia Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud for $8.25M The US DOJ alleged that the company conspired to "artificially delay" ordering its MammaPrint test in order to circumvent Medicare's 14-day rule. UTC Labs, Principals Agree to Pay $42.6M in PGx Testing Fraud Case According to the DOJ, the company also accepted a 25-year ban on participating in any federal healthcare program. Myriad Genetics Settles Improper Medicare Billing Complaint for $9.1M The company decided to settle the complaint in order to avoid "lengthy and distracting litigation," but denies any wrongdoing. Former Illumina Accountant Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Martha Bustos allegedly helped a friend gain millions by tipping him off with confidential information in advance of Illumina's quarterly reports. Feb 12, 2019 GenomeDx Biosciences to Pay $2M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medicare Billing Jul 5, 2018 Reported DNA Testing on Migrants Raises Questions, Concerns Premium May 18, 2018 DOJ Investigating Genomic Health for Compliance Issues With Medicare Billing Regulations Apr 20, 2018 Biotheranostics Settles False Claims Allegations With DOJ for $2M May 15, 2017 OIG Tracking Fraud, Inappropriate Use Within Rapidly Growing Genetic Testing Industry Premium Dec 31, 2015 Pathway Genomics to Pay $4M to Settle Kickback Allegations Nov 3, 2014 Bio-Rad Resolves Foreign Corruption Investigation; Will Pay $55M to SEC, DOJ Sep 30, 2014 US Investigation into Agilent's China Operations Concludes Without Actions Sep 9, 2013 Agilent Investigating Possible Business Infractions in China; Discloses Additional 250 Layoffs Apr 17, 2013 SCOTUS Justices Struggle to Draw Line between Isolated DNA, cDNA in Gene Patent Hearing Premium Aug 22, 2012 Federal Circuit Judges Considered USPTO Policy, Industry Impact in Ruling on Myriad's Gene Patents Premium Jul 25, 2012 At Federal Circuit Hearing, Plaintiffs in Myriad Case Fight to Keep Gene Patentability Issue on the Table Premium Mar 1, 2012 Bruker Investigation Finds Employees Bribed Chinese Officials Jan 31, 2012 FIU, Pressure Bio Get $349K in DOJ Funding for Rape Kit Improvement Apr 6, 2011 At Appeals Hearing, Myriad Outlines Stance on BRCA IP Rights for Whole-Genome Sequencing Premium Nov 3, 2010 US DoJ Argues Against Patenting Isolated Genes, But USPTO Will Maintain Status Quo Premium Nov 3, 2010 Patents, Regulation, Reimbursement: Myriad Reflects on Impact of Key Events on Future Business Premium Nov 3, 2010 In Australian BRCA Patent Challenge, Plaintiffs Not Satisfied With Myriad's IP Gift Premium Nov 1, 2010 USDOJ Files Brief Opposing Gene Patents Oct 19, 2010 Akonni Lands $500K DOJ Grant Breaking News Analysis of Ancient Plaque Points to Agriculture-Related Oral Microbiome Changes in Southern Europe Gene-Disrupting Ultra-Rare Variants More Common in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder CDC to Withdraw EUA for COVID-19 Test; FDA Revokes Three Other EUAs for Non-Use, Agency Clearance Quidel, Beckman Coulter Settle Legal Dispute Over Cardiac Immunoassay Business Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Pacific Biosciences, Illumina, Natera, and More Canine Genetics Firm Embark Veterinary Raises $75M in Series B Round The Scan Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post. Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high. To See Future Risk Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening. PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.