IP Update: Cepheid, Good Start Genetics among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners | GenomeWeb

US Patent 8,214,155. Methods for analysis of microRNA. Inventors: Bernard Michot, Olivier Delfour, David Vilanova, Jerome Ciuti, Florent Denoual. Assignee: Cepheid

Describes a method for identifying the biological functions and/or more reliable interaction targets of microRNAs using functional clustering and distance matrices.


US Patent 8,209,130. Sequence assembly. Inventors: Caleb Kennedy, Gregory J. Porreca. Assignee: Good Start Genetics

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