Canon US Life Sciences has been awarded US Patent No. 8,180,572, "High-resolution melting analysis."

Weidong Cao is named as inventor on the patent.

Relates to methods and systems for analyzing the dissociation behavior of nucleic acids and identifying nucleic acids. In one aspect, the patent provides methods and systems for resolving a denaturation curve of a sample containing a first and second nucleic acid into a resolved denaturation curve for the first nucleic acid and a resolved denaturation curve for the second nucleic acid.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

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