In an intellectual property lawsuit filed by Cepheid against Roche, a US district court has stayed a hearing on whether a PCR patent owned by Roche is invalid until the companies finish ongoing arbitration hearings.

In addition, the court has granted a motion by Roche to dismiss Cepheid's request that the court rule a second PCR patent owned by Roche to be unenforceable, ruling that it is not pertinent to the case and that Cepheid has "manufactured a controversy" over the patent.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

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