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Lexicon Genetics Wins Additional US Patent for Gene Targeting

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Lexicon Genetics has won a USpatent that "broadly covers" a technology used in gene targeting for its gene-knockout technology, the company said today.

 

U.S.Patent No. 6,689,610 comprises "a variety of methods" of selecting certain gene manipulations made by gene targeting, Lexicon said. It said the patent also covers methods called "positive- positive" selection.

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