This article has been updated to include a statement from Myriad Genetics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox announced today it has filed petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) with the US Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of its client GeneDx, which is seeking to nullify patents held by competitor Myriad Genetics related to gauging cancer risk based on mutations in three genes: BRCA1, BRCA2, and MUTYH.

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May
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This webinar will discuss how an algorithm-driven synthetic biology system can enable engineering of biological systems for a range of applications.

Jun
20
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In this webinar, Michael Quail of the R&D Sequencing team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will provide an expert perspective on library prep for next-generation sequencing.

Jun
28
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This webinar will review a standardized, high-throughput, and fully automated library prep protocol for human metagenomic analysis.