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Timeline of Events Leading to Tuschl IP Litigation

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This week, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals launched its latest attack in an intellectual property lawsuit filed against the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the University of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, questioning UMass' claim to ownership of certain IP at the heart of the dispute (see related story, this issue).

Although the suit was first filed last summer, the courtroom showdown had been brewing for years. Below is a snapshot of key events that led to the litigation.

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The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.