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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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.