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IP Roundup: NetBio, Callida Genomics, BioNano Genomics


Title: Unitary biochip providing sample-in to results-out processing and methods of manufacture.
Patent Number: 8,720,036
Filed: Sept. 8, 2011
Lead Inventor: Richard Selden, NetBio

Title: High throughput genome sequencing on DNA arrays.
Patent Number: 8,722,326
Filed: Oct. 31, 2007
Lead Inventor: Radoje Drmanac, Callida Genomics

Title: Methods of macromolecular analysis using nanochannel arrays.
Patent Number: 8,722,327
Filed: March 28, 2008
Lead Inventor: Han Cao, BioNano Genomics

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.