By Doug Macron

The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research this week fired its latest salvo in its ongoing legal battle over the Tuschl-I patent family, asking the court to deny a motion by plaintiffs Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and the Max Planck Institute for a court order to block the prosecution of patents from the intellectual property estate.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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