PerkinElmer and Agilent Technologies continue to wage their mass spec patent dispute, with defendant Agilent this month winning approval for a motion to expand its counterclaims against PerkinElmer.

Agilent moved to amend its counterclaims to add a count for breach of contract after learning in discovery that in 2010 PerkinElmer granted licenses to its mass spec IP to three other firms on terms, Agilent claimed, that were more favorable than those of Agilent's license to that same IP.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.