NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid is asking a federal court to declare two patents held by Roche invalid.

In a lawsuit filed last week in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, Cepheid asked the court also to find that it does not infringe US Patent Nos. 5,804,375 and 6,127,155 held by Roche.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

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