Patent Watch: Molecular Staging, Signature Biosciences, PharmaSeq | GenomeWeb

Molecular Staging of New Haven, Conn., has been awarded US Patent Number 6,368,801, “Detection and amplification of RNA using target-mediated ligation of DNA by RNA ligase.” The patent covers methods in which DNA strand-RNA strand complexes are ligated with T4 RNA ligase in order to facilitate amplification or detection of the nucleic acids, especially RNA sequences.

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