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The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower-court decision in favor of Illumina, which Scripps had sued over marketing of bead-based microarrays.

Researchers saw signs of an unreported Zika virus outbreak in Cuba in 2017, well after the documented decline in new cases in Brazil and other parts of the world.

Pushed Out

ScienceInsider reports Floyd Romesberg has been forced out from the Scripps Research Institute.

In PNAS this week: role for exosomes in neuronal circuit development, tuberculosis pathogen enzymes, and more.

An analysis of B cell adaptive immune receptor sequences in 10 individuals uncovered exceptionally diverse antibody repertoires with a subset of shared antibody clonotypes.

New Bases, New Drugs

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

There are some deep divisions between the three main databases, some due to competitive pressures and others because of the nature of metabolomics.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Don't Touch

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.