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Title: Modified Dicer Polypeptide and Methods of Use Thereof
Patent Number: 8,440,430
Filed: March 18, 2009
Lead Inventor: Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Oakland

Arrowhead Research this week announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office that it will be granted a patent on an application covering its dynamic polyconjugate delivery technology.

Title: Methods of Modulating Lipid Concentrations in Eukaryotic Cells
Patent Number: 8,435,790
Filed: July 24, 2009
Lead Inventor: Robert Farese, University of California, Oakland

Title: miR-182-, miR-191-, miR-199a-based Methods for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Patent Number: 8,431,342
Filed: Oct. 7, 2011

Title: iRNA Agents with Biocleavable Tethers
Patent Number: 8,426,377
Filed: March 15, 2010
Lead Inventor: Muthiah Manoharan, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today said that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a request from a company being sued by GTG for a second ex parte re-examination of a patent.

Veritas Bio, a biotechnology holding company established by two co-founders of expressed RNAi firm Nucleonics, said this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance on a patent application covering a novel liver-directed RNAi delivery technology.

Title: RNA Sequence-Specific Mediators of RNA Interference
Patent Number: 8,420,391
Filed: Oct. 4, 2010
Lead Inventor: Thomas Tuschl, Max Planck Institute

Santaris Pharma announced this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a inter partes re-examination certificate for a US patent held by the company and covering locked nucleic acids.

Title: Expression System
Patent Number: 8,415,148
Filed: Aug. 2, 2011
Inventor: Jacques Perrault, San Diego State University

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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.