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Next-generation sequencing for public health surveillance could be put to the test these Olympic games. The UK's Health Protection Agency has implemented the technology as part of its public health protocol for monitoring outbreaks during the London Olympics.

Enzo Life Sciences has filed three separate lawsuits against Roche, Life Technologies, and Gen-Probe claiming that various nucleic acid probe-based research and diagnostics products from those companies infringe a patent owned by Enzo.

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.