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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitae has countersued Myriad Genetics in the US District Court for the Northern District of California seeking declaratory judgment that certain claims held by Myriad on BRCA1/2 and MUTYH genes are invalid and are not infringed by Invitae.

Title: Methods, Compositions, and Drug-delivery Systems for Intraocular Delivery of siRNA Molecules
Patent Number: 8,586,556
Filed: Dec. 21, 2009
Lead Inventor: Robert Lyons, Allergan

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,586,724, "Oligonucleotides for amplifying Chlamydophila pneumonia nucleic acid."
Melissa Cunningham is named as the inventor.

The University of Utah has been awarded US Patent No. 8,580,945, "Oligonucleotides for use in allele-specific PCR."
Josef Prchal, Roberto Nussenzveig, and Sabina Swierczek are named as inventors.

Title: Methods for Diagnosing Lung Cancer using microRNAs
Patent Number: 8,580,500
Filed: Feb. 28, 2012
Lead Inventor: Carlo Croce, Ohio State University

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A California court has finalized a settlement between Pacific Biosciences and plaintiffs over litigation associated with the company's initial public offering in 2010.

Title: Methods and Compositions Involving microRNA
Patent Number: 8,568,971
Filed: Sept. 24, 2010
Lead Inventor: David Brown, Asuragen

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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.