Olympus IP Watch: Epigenomics, New England Biolabs, Life Tech, Others Win US Patents Premium The University of Houston has been awarded IP Watch: Roche, Life Tech, Biotium, Boreal Genomics, Spartan Bioscience, Others Win US Patents Premium Peter Rogan has been awarded US Patent No. 8,532,934, "Rapid and comprehensive identification of prokaryotic organisms by metagenomic analysis." IP Watch: Enzo, Life Tech, Roche, Olympus, Others Win US Patents Premium Enzo Diagnostics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,445,664, "Kits for amplifying and detecting nucleic acid sequences." Elazar Rabbani, Jannis Stavrianopoulos, James Donegan, Jack Coleman, and Marleen Walter are named as inventors. IP Roundup: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Affymetrix, Olympus, Akonni Biosystems, and More Premium Universidad Politecnica de Valencia of Valencia, Spain, has received US Patent No. Downloads and Upgrades Jan 28, 2011 Premium CellSens Dimension Database Solution Dec 8, 2010 IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Dec 8, 2010 Premium Aug 3, 2009 Beckman Coulter Completes Olympus Dx Buy Mar 5, 2009 Beckman Discloses Further Terms of Olympus Dx Buy Feb 27, 2009 Beckman Coulter to Issue $500M in New Debt for Olympus Dx Acquisition Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.