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Title: System for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Agents
Patent Number: 8,709,483
Filed: Sept. 26, 2008

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina announced after the close of the market on Friday that it is suing Ariosa Diagnostics for alleged patent infringement.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said in a regulatory filing today that the US Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board has made rulings favorable to the company in an ongoing dispute with Verinata Health regarding noninvasive prenatal testing technologies.

Title: MADS Gene Regulatory Sequences for Expressing Gene Products in Plant Reproductive Tissue
Patent Number: 8,679,844

Title: Determinants of Sensitivity to Chemotherapeutic Agents
Patent Number: 8,673,869
Filed: Dec. 14, 2005

Title: Bacterially Derived Intact Minicells That Encompass Plasmid-free Functional Nucleic Acid for In Vivo Delivery to Mammalian Cells

Title: siRNA Compositions and Methods for Potently Inhibiting Viral Infection
Patent Number: 8,664,188
Filed: Dec. 11, 2009

Title: Polyconjugates for In Vivo Delivery of Polynucleotides
Patent Number: 8,658,211
Filed: Feb. 8, 2012

Title: Prevention of Chlamydia Infection using siRNA
Patent Number: 8,648,052
Filed: Oct. 8, 2007

Title: Lipid-containing Formulations
Patent Number: 8,642,076
Filed: Aug. 16, 2011

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.