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IT-IS International, a privately owned product development company specializing in the life sciences, has filed a pair of lawsuits in Germany against Roche for allegedly infringing intellectual property belonging to IT-IS and breaching a confidentiality disclosure agreement relat

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been awarded US Patent No. 8,623,603, "Full cold-PCR enrichment with reference blocking sequence."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — IT-IS International, a privately owned product development company specializing in the life sciences, has filed a pair of lawsuits in Germany against Roche for allegedly infringing intellectual property belonging to IT-IS and breaching a confidentiality disclosure agre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Enzo Biochem today said that a federal court has awarded the firm an additional $12.4 million in prejudgment interest in connection with a November 2012 jury verdict which found that Life Technologies infringed Enzo's patents.

Title: Hepatitis C dsRNA Effector Molecules, Expression Constructs, Compositions, and Methods of Use
Patent Number: 8,614,198

Samsung has been awarded US Patent No. 8,618,253, "Modified RNAse H and detection of nucleic acid amplification."
Win Den Chung and Jason Opdyke are named as inventors.

Title: Detection of Small Nucleic Acids
Patent Number: 8,609,336
Filed: Feb. 7, 2012

Biological Dynamics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,603,791, "Nucleic acid sample preparation."

Title: Assessing Left Ventricle Remodeling via Temporal Detection and Measurement of microRNA in Body Fluids
Patent Number: 8,592,151
Filed: Nov. 11, 2010

Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,597,938, "System for providing control reactions for real time RT-PCR ."
Jingping Yang and Li Shen are named as inventors.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.