Gamida for Life

Title: Multiplex capture of nucleic acids.
Patent Number: 8,628,918
Filed: May 8, 2006
Lead Inventor: Yuling Lao, Affymetrix

Affymetrix of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No.

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Simon Fraser University, Gamida for Life, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado, Life Technologies, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Aperio Technologies

Qiagen, Philips Electronics, Affymetrix, Sysmex, US Army, Gen-Probe, Yokogawa Electric, and Gamida for Life are awarded US patents.

Yacob Ofer, president of Gamida's diagnostics business, said that the acquisition of NanoChip array assets from Elitech gives the firm the ability to continue to service the "large and growing" number of customers in Israel.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.