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IP Update: 23andMe, Strand Life Sciences among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners

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Title: Computational methods for transcription factor binding site analysis

US Patent Number: 8,666,670

Assignee: Not Listed

Inventor: Michael Chou, David Geshwind


Title: Processing data from genotyping chips

US Patent Number: 8,645,343

Assignee: 23andMe

Inventors: Alexander Wong, Oleksiy Khomenko, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Lawrence Hon


Title: Method for predicting organ toxicity and a system thereof

US Patent Number: 8,645,075

Assignee: Strand Life Sciences

Inventors: Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, Sowmya Raghavan, Anupama Rajan Bhat, and others


The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

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