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Patent Watch: Feb 13, 2009

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Odyssey Thera, University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Institute of Washington Awarded US Patents

The researchers identified a link between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's in a yeast cell model, a finding that could validate a similar model developed at the Whitehead Institute and licensed to drug maker FoldRx.

News Briefs: Feb 4, 2009

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Cerenis, Montreal Heart Institute, UVA, Ortho Clinical, Mirna, UCSF, Case Western, Diagnostic Hybrids, iBridge Network, Ben Franklin Tech Partners, and more…

Christian Johansson, Gov. Martin O'Malley, Ambrose Schwallie, Jonathan Fleming, Doug Cole, Jean George, Christopher Schaber, Paul Alivisatos, Steve Chu, President Barack Obama, Jay Keasling, Greg Kessler, Jeffrey New

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.