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IP Roundup: California Institute of Technology, Affymetrix, Illumina, Immucor, Progenika Biopharma

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Title: Microfluidic free interface diffusion techniques.
Patent Number: 8,709,152
Filed: Aug. 19, 2011
Lead Inventor: Carl Hansen, California Institute of Technology


Title: Analysis of methylation using nucleic acid arrays.
Patent Number: 8,709,716
Filed: Jan. 27, 2011
Lead Inventor: Yanxiang Cao, Affymetrix


Title: Generation of uniform fragments of nucleic acids using patterned substrates.
Patent Number: 8,709,717
Filed: April 2, 2010
Lead Inventor: Kevin Gunderson, Illumina


Title: Method of making an array of nucleic acid colonies.
Patent Number: 8,709,729
Filed: May 29, 2013
Lead Inventor: Mostafa Ronaghi, Illumina


Title: Analysis, secure access to, and transmission of array images.
Patent Number: 8,712,123
Filed: April 12, 2011
Lead Inventor: Xiongwu Xia, Immucor


Title: Methods of prognosing a rheumatoid arthritis remission phenotype.
Patent Number: 8,712,696
Filed: Nov. 2, 2009
Lead Inventor: Arrate Eguiara, Progenika Biopharma

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Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.