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IP Update: Genepeeks, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners

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Title: Method and system for generating a virtual progeny genome

US Patent Number: 8,620,594

Assignee: GenePeeks

Inventors: Lee Silver


Title: Size-based genomic analysis

US Patent Number: 8,620,593

Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Inventors: Dennis Yuk Ming Lo, Kwan Chee Chan, Wai Kwun Rossa Chiu, Wenli Zheng


Title: Methods for analyzing high dimensional data for classifying, diagnosing, prognosticating, and/or predicting diseases and other biological states

US Patent Number: 8,620,592

Assignee: Department of Health and Human Services

Inventors: Javed Khan, Markus Ringner, Carsten Peterson, Paul Meltzer


Title: Synthetic binding proteins

US Patent Number: 8,620,589

Assignee: New England Biolabs

Inventors: Richard Morgan


Title: Method, system, and computer program product for determining a putative amino acid sequence

US Patent Number: 8,620,588

Assignee: Shimadzu Research Laboratory

Inventors: Michael May, Jing Wen Yao


Title: Oligomer sequences mapping

US Patent Number: 8,615,365

Assignee: Complete Genomics

Inventors: Aaron Halpern, Igor Nazarenko


The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.