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IP Roundup: Affymetrix, University of Colorado, Genisphere, Roche, Population Diagnostics


Title: Automated method of manufacturing polymer arrays.
Patent Number: 8,652,774
Filed: Oct. 4, 2005
Lead Inventor: Melvin Yamamoto, Affymetrix

Title: Use of photopolymerization for amplification and detection of a molecular recognition event.
Patent Number: 8,652,778
Filed: April 8, 2011
Lead Inventor: Christopher Bowman, University of Colorado

Title: Methods and kits for nucleic acid amplification.
Patent Number: 8,653,251
Filed: Jan. 25, 2011
Lead Inventor: Robert Getts, Genisphere

Title: Scoring system for the prediction of cancer recurrence.
Patent Number: 8,655,597
Filed: April 13, 2010
Lead Inventor: Maasaki Oka, Roche

Title: Evaluating genetic disorders.
Patent Number: 8,655,599
Filed: April 27, 2011
Lead Inventor: James Chinitz, Population Diagnostics

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.