IP Roundup


Qiagen has received US Patent No. 7,553,619, "Detection method using dissociated rolling circle amplification." The patent claims methods for detecting small quantities of analytes such as proteins and peptides. The method involves associating a DNA circle with the analyte and the subsequent release and rolling circle replication of the circular DNA molecule. More specifically, an amplification target circle is associated with analytes using a conjugate of the circle and a specific binding molecule that is specific for the analyte to be detected.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.