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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.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.