This article has been updated from a previous version, which reported that Applied Biosystems had settled a legal dispute with Promega related to PCR technology.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Biosystems said today that it has settled outstanding legal disputes with Promega.
A company spokeswoman said that the dispute was related to the sale of forensic identification and paternity testing kits.  

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