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The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research has received US Patent Number 6,410,243, “Chromosome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions” for an invention by John Wyrick, Rick Young, Ren Bing, and Francois Robert. The invention covers a method of identifying a protein-binding region in a cell’s genome. The method involves covalently crosslinking the DNA binding protein to the cell’s genomic DNA, then removing this genomic DNA and hybridizing it with a complementary DNA sequence.

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