By Doug Macron

The University of Utah last week dropped the University of Massachusetts as a defendant from its lawsuit over rights to key RNAi-related intellectual property in order to avoid a legal showdown in front of the US Supreme Court.

Rather than put the lawsuit on hold while it petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case, the University of Utah said that “a more appropriate approach” would be to amend its complaint to replace UMass as a defendant with “culpable Massachusetts state officials.”

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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