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

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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

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.