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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


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Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.

EHR Quality Improvement Study Detects Demographic-Related Deficiencies in Cancer Family History Data

In a retrospective analysis in JAMA Network Open, researchers find that sex, ethnicity, language, and other features coincide with the quality of cancer family history information in a patient's record.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Gut Microbiome Community Structure Gradient in Meta-Analysis

Bringing together data from prior studies, researchers in Genome Biology track down microbial taxa and a population structure gradient with ties to ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.