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IP Watch: DuPont, Ibis Biosciences, Hitachi, Others Win US Patents


Du Pont has been awarded US Patent No. 8,802,371, "Sequences and their use for detection and characterization of STEC bacteria."

Stephen Varkey, Daniel DeMarco, and Mark Jensen are named as inventors.

Ibis Biosciences has been awarded US Patent No. 8,802,372, "Methods for rapid forensic analysis of mitochondrial DNA and characterization of mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy."

David Ecker, Richard Griffey, Rangarajan Sampath, Steven Hofstadler, John McNeil, Stanley Crooke, Lawrence Blyn, Thomas Hall, Yun Jiang, James Hannis, Neill White, Vivek Samant, Mark Eshoo, and Jared Drader are named as inventors.

Cornell University has been awarded US Patent No. 8,802,373, "Detection of nucleic acid sequence differences using coupled ligase detection and polymerase chain reactions."

Francis Barany, Matthew Lubin, George Barany, Robert Hammer, and Phillip Belgrader are named as inventors.

Hitachi has been awarded US Patent No. 8,802,367, "Methods for quantitative cDNA analysis in a single-cell."

Kiyomi Taniguchi, Hideki Kambara, and Tomoharu Kajiyama are named as inventors.

Rosetta Genomics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,802,599, "Gene expression signature for classification of tissue of origin of tumor samples."

Ranit Aharonov, Nitzan Rosenfeld, and Shai Rosenwald are named as inventors.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs, University of California, Cornell University, and FIOCRUZ have been awarded US Patent No. 8,802,835, "Proteins with repetitive bacterial-Ig-like (Big) domains present in leptospira species."

Albert Ko, Mitermayer Reis, Julio Croda, Isadora Siqueira, David Haake, James Matsunaga, Lee Riley, Michele Barocchi, and Tracy Young are named as inventors.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.