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Lose a patent, gain a patent: Just after a US District Court Judge declared one of its other patents invalid (see p. 1), Affymetrix was awarded a new patent for its microarray technology, US Patent Number 6,303,301. The patent, “Expression monitoring for gene function identification,” describes ways to use massive parallel monitoring of gene expression to map the regulatory relationship between groups of genes.

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