Open Biosystems, Sigma-Aldrich, and Oxford BioMedica last week announced that they have settled their patent-infringement litigation, putting to rest an almost two-year old dispute over rights to lentiviral technology.
 
Last week, a US District Court closed the case after finding that “all of the claims of the [patents at issue] are valid and enforceable,” and accepted the companies’ decision to waive all rights to appeal.  

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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