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IP Roundup: NYU, Luminex, Quanterix, Samsung, Applied Precision, Fluidigm Win US Patents


New York University has been awarded US Patent No. 8,841,428, "Polynucleotide nanomechanical device that acts as an artificial ribosome and translates DNA signals into polymer assembly instructions."

Nadrian Seeman, Shiping Liao, James Canary, and Hong Zhong are named as inventors.

Luminex has been awarded US Patent No. 8,846,317, "Systems and methods for multiplex analysis of PCR in real time."

Douglas Whitman and Charles Collins are named as the inventors.

Quanterix has been awarded US Patent No. 8,846,415, "Ultra-sensitive detection of molecules on single molecule arrays."

David Duffy, Evan Ferrell, Jeffrey Randall, David Rissin, and David Walt are named as the inventors.

Samsung Electronics and Applied Precision have been awarded US Patent No. 8,848,051, "Method of scanning biochip and apparatus for performing the same."

Kyu-sang Lee, Carl Brown, Kyla Teplitz, and Steve Goodson are named as the inventors.

Fluidigm has been awarded US Patent No. 8,849,037, "Methods and systems for image processing of microfluidic devices."

Simant Dube, Gang Sun, and Lian-She Zhao are named as the inventors.

The Scan

Suicidal Ideation-Linked Loci Identified Using Million Veteran Program Data

Researchers in PLOS Genetics identify risk variants within and across ancestry groups with a genome-wide association study involving veterans with or without a history of suicidal ideation.

Algorithm Teases Out Genetic Ancestry in Individuals at Biobank Scale

Researchers develop an algorithm known as Rye to tease apart ancestry fractions in admixed individuals at a biobank-scale, applying it to 488,221 UK Biobank participants in Nucleic Acids Research.

Multi-Ancestry Analysis Highlights Comparable Common Variants at Complex Trait-Linked Loci

Researchers in Nature Genetics examine common variants implicated in more than three dozen conditions, estimating genetic effect similarities across ancestry tracts in admixed individuals.

Sick Newborns Selected for WGS With Automated Pipeline

Researchers successfully prioritized infants with potential Mendelian conditions for whole-genome sequencing or rapid whole-genome sequencing, as they report in Genome Medicine.