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Title: Apoptotic Cell-mediated Transfection of Mammalian Cells with Interfering RNA
Patent Number: 8,637,476

Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,658, "Non-fluorescent quencher compounds and biomolecular assays."

Bio-Rad has been awarded US Patent No. 8,633,015, "Flow-based thermocycling system with thermoelectric cooler."

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

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.