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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom has sued both Aria Diagnostics and Natera, accusing the companies of infringing a Sequenom patent with their respective noninvasive trisomy 21 and paternity tests.

By Tony Fong
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Having demonstrated the utility of its technology, molecular diagnostics firm Sequenta will focus on clinical validation of its technology in 2012 with an expected launch of its first product next year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine today said that it will partner with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development in a biomarker identification collaboration.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics today announced the closing of a Series B financing round that brought in $5.7 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine today said that it has raised more funds in a Series A round of private financing, bringing the total raised in the round to $33.5 million.

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The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.