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This story was originally posted on May 17.
Lineagen plans to launch an upgraded version of its FirstStepDx test for autism spectrum disorders.

The University of Utah last week fired back at a bid by University of Massachusetts officials to have an RNAi technology intellectual property lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the court hearing the case — and not the US Supreme Court, as the officials contend — is the appropriate

Ibis Biosciences (Abbott) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,163,895, "Compositions for use in identification of orthopoxviruses."
Rangarajan Sampath, Thomas Hall, David Ecker, and Steven Hofstadler are named as inventors on the patent.

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,095,322, "Systems and methods for determining cross-talk coefficients in PCR and other data sets."
Ronald Kurnik, Aditya Sane, and Christopher Elkin are named as inventors on the patent.

This article has been updated to clarify funding sources for the investigators who won the awards.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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