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Human Longevity alleges that Craig Venter stole trade secrets in a lawsuit filed against the J. Craig Venter Institute.

HLI claims that upon his termination in May, Venter took a company-owned laptop and is using HLI trade secrets to build a competing business at JCVI.

Craig Venter is retiring from Human Longevity to return to the research institution that bears his name, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: PCR-based approach to diagnose eye infection in cats and dogs, genomic analysis of Chinook salmon, and more.

Researchers detected excess genetic risk and/or misclassification when profiling ClinVar variants in ACMG-59 and OrphaNet genes using genome and exome sequences.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Keep on Brushing

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: trait prediction algorithm, missense mutation linked to hearing loss, and more.

Using a new algorithm, JCVI and Human Longevity researchers revealed potential re-identification risks using trait prediction from genome sequences.

The ASM speaker said that strains collected from two different hospital systems also exhibited overlap in their SNP and other content.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.