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IP Update: New York University, Microsoft among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners


Title: Methods, computer-accessible medium, and systems for generating a genome wide haplotype sequence

US Patent Number: 8,718,951

Assignee: New York University

Inventors: Bhubaneswar Mishra, Thomas Anantharaman, Sang Lim, Pierre Franquin

Title: Methods and apparatus for identification of disease associated mutations

US Patent Number: 8,718,950

Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin

Inventors: Elizabeth Worthey, David Dimmock

Title: Determination of copy number variations using binomial probability calculations

US Patent Number: 8,712,697

Assignee: Ariosa Diagnostics

Inventors: Craig Struble, John Stuelpnagel

Title: Method, system, and computer program product for scoring theoretical peptides

US Patent Number: 8,712,695

Assignee: DH Technologies Development

Inventors: Ignat Shilov, Sean Seymour, Ron Bonner, Alpesh Patel

Title: Shift-invariant predictions

US Patent Number: 8,706,421

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

Inventors: Nebojsa Jojic, David Heckerman, Noah Aaron Zaitlen, Manuel Gomez

Title: Method and system for computing and integrating genetic and environmental health risks for a personal genome

US Patent Number: 8,700,337

Assignee: The Board of Trustees, Stanford University

Inventors: Joel Dudley, Atul Butte, Alexander Morgan

Title: Method and systems for reconstructing genomic common ancestors

US Patent Number: 8,700,334

Assignee: International Business Machines

Inventor: Laxmi Parida

Title: Method and system for analysis of flow cytometry data using support vector machines

US Patent Number: 8,682,810

Assignee: Health Discovery Corporation

Inventor: Hong Zhang

Title: Predictive model for use in sequencing-by-synthesis

US Patent Number: 8,666,678

Assignee: Life Technologies

Inventors: Melville Davey, Michael Meyer

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.