Columbia University, Amersham Biosciences, Applera | GenomeWeb

Columbia University has received US Patent No. 6,664,079, “Massive parallel method for decoding DNA and RNA,” for an invention by Jingyue Ju et al. The patent describes methods for attaching a nucleic acid to a solid surface, and then incorporating nucleotide analogues into a strand of DNA in a polymerase reaction, and using the nucleotide analogues to identify the identity of the bases attached to the surface in order to sequence this attached nucleic acid.

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