This story has been updated from a version published May 2 to include information from documents filed with the SEC.

Helicos is in the final stages of settling a patent dispute with Pacific Biosciences — one of three defendants in a suit that has been ongoing since 2010.

The settlement with PacBio has not yet been finalized, but Helicos CEO Ivan Trifunovich told In Sequence that the agreement will allow the company to "focus on Illumina and Life [Technologies]," the other defendants named in the suit.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.