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Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,095,322, "Systems and methods for determining cross-talk coefficients in PCR and other data sets."
Ronald Kurnik, Aditya Sane, and Christopher Elkin are named as inventors on the patent.

This article has been updated to clarify funding sources for the investigators who won the awards.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

John Opitz, a medical geneticist at the University of Utah, has been awarded the William Allan Award by the American Society of Human Genetics for his work in identifying and understanding genetic syndromes.

By Justin Petrone
Salt Lake City Bioscience plans to commercialize a new technology platform developed by the University of Utah.

Researchers using exome sequencing to study ADHD found rare mutations they think may be causing a patient's anemia, raising the question of how to handle unrelated findings in sequencing studies.

According to the amended complaint, University of Utah's Brenda Bass had “so well-defined” the concept at issue that it "could have been reduced to practice by someone with ordinary skill in the art without further research.”

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The first reported coronavirus cases in Europe and the US might not be related to the subsequent outbreaks in those areas, according to the New York Times.

According to NPR, there's a growing shortage of machines to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

The Wall Street Journal and Kaiser Health News report that antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 has led to further confusion.

In Nature this week: the largest known collection of human genetic variants, and more.