Sangamo Biosciences has been awarded US Patent No. 6,989,269, "Cells for drug discovery."

Casey Case is the lone inventor listed on the patent.

According to its abstract, the patent protects compositions and a method useful for screening a compound for its interaction and/or effect with a molecular target and/or cellular processes.


Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded US Patent No. 6,989,275, "Cyanine dyes as labeling reagents for detection of biological and other materials by luminescence methods."

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.