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US Patent 8,554,488. Determining a probabilistic diagnosis of autism by analysis of genomic copy number variations. Inventors: Michael Wigler, Lakshmi Muthuswamy, Jonathan Sebat . Assignee: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Describes methods of "assigning probabilistic measure[s] of clinical outcome for a patient having a disease or a tumor using segmented genomic profiles such as those produced by representational oligonucleotide microarray analysis."


US Patent 8,554,488. Computer-implemented cellular modeling having parallel pathways. Inventors: Patrick Edson, Ricardo Paxson . Assignee: The MathWorks

According to the abstract, this patent is for a computer-implemented method for cellular modeling


US Patent 8,538,704. Computerized method and system for inferring genetic findings for a patient. Inventors: Mark Hoffman, David McCallie. Assignee: Cerner Innovation

According to the abstract, this patent is for a computerized method for inferring genetic findings for patients that are calculated "using genetic findings for family members of the patient, linkage analysis, haplotype analysis, semantic test results for the person, and/or population genetics information."


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