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US Patent 8,131,473. Data analysis methods for locating entities of interest within large, multivariable datasets. Inventors: Marie Coffin, Keith Allen, Brian Bullard, Alan Higgins. Assignee: Metabolon

Describes a mathematical approach for identifying and further analyzing subsets of biological molecular data, such as genes or proteins, that are associated with interesting trends in the data that could also serve as biomarkers.


US Patent 8,131,472. Methods for hierarchical organization of data associated with medical events in databases. Inventors: Tony Chow, Robert Friedlander, Anwer Khan, James Kraemer. Assignee: International Business Machines

Describes a method of organizing medical data that involves creating a database in which medical and research events are stored and linked with their associated data "hierarchically," providing researchers with access to data on large numbers of patients that participated in particular medical procedures as well as enabling them to investigate potential relationships.


US Patent 8,131,471. Methods and system for simultaneous visualization and manipulation of multiple data types. Inventor: Robert Kincaid. Assignee: Agilent

Describes software and methods for visualizing and manipulating datasets from microarrays and other biological data in order to facilitate identification, trends, correlations, and other relationships.


US Patent 8,126,655. Information processing system using information on base sequence. Inventors: Takamasa Katoh; Takeo Morimoto Assignee: Hitachi

Describes an information processing system that uses differences between nucleotide sequences to provide useful semantic data for individual organisms.


US Patent 8,122,073. Computational systems for biomedical data. Inventors: Edward Jung, Royce Levien, Robert Lord, Lowell Wood Jr. Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I

Describes a system for identifying agents that are associated with particular treatment targets.


US Patent 8,121,794. Systems and methods for automated analysis of cells and tissues. Inventors: David Rimm, Robert Camp. Assignee: Yale University

Describes a computerized method for analyzing cell samples to identify morphology and to localize and quantitate biomarkers.


US Patent 8,121,793. Method and device for comparative display of biological data . Inventor: Guenther Mohr. Assignee: Eppendorf

Describes a computer system for visualizing data from nucleic acids, proteins, and other biopolymers.


US Patent 8,121,793. Method and device for comparative display of biological data . Inventor: Guenther Mohr. Assignee: Eppendorf

Describes a computer system for visualizing data from nucleic acids, proteins, and other biopolymers.


The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.