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Applied Gene Technologies, The University of Arizona, Nanogen


Applied Gene Technologies of San Diego has received US Patent Number 6,380,377, “Nucleic acid hairpin probes and uses thereof.” The patent describes hairpin oligonucleotide structures, and arrays of these probes on a solid substrate, as well as methods for hybridization using these probes.


The University of Arizona has received US Patent Number 6,379,970, “Analysis of differential protein expression.” The patent covers a method of detecting peptides present in different amounts in different samples.


Nanogen has received US Patent Number 6,379,897, “Methods for gene expression monitoring on electronic microarrays.” The invention involves gene expression monitoring methods using microelectronic microarrays. The invention involves amplification producing amplicons of a specific length, and electronic primer-based methods for detecting their levels.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.