By Aaron J. Sender

Willy Valdivia Granda’s latest project is bound to tick some people off. “A lot of patents might be invalidated,” he says. The algorithm he is pumping across patent databases, he says, will unmask hundreds, if not thousands, of filed gene sequences for what they really are: pseudogenes. Upon publication within several months, says the North Dakota State University grad student, “Many companies are going to get nervous.”

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