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IP Watch: Hologic, Illumina, Roche, Others Win US Patents


The Penn State Research Foundation has been awarded US Patent No. 8,759,000, "Methods for nucleic acid manipulation."

Stephen Benkovic and Frank Salinas are named as inventors.

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,759,003, "Detection of West Nile virus nucleic acids in the viral 3' non-coding region."

Jeffrey Linnen and Reinhold Pollner are named as inventors.

Illumina has been awarded US Patent No. 8,759,037, "Amplification methods to minimize sequence specific bias."

Roberto Rigatti, Jonathan Boutell, and Min-Jui Shen are named as inventors.

Illumina was also awarded US Patent No. 8,759,038, "Compositions and methods for sequencing nucleic acids."

Roberto Rigatti, Jonathan Boutell, Jason Betley, and Niall Gormley are named as inventors.

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn has been awarded US Patent No. 8,759,061, "Mutated DNA polymerases with increased mispairing discrimination."

Andreas Marx, Daniel Summerer, and Nicolas Rudinger are named as inventors.

Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 8,759,063, "DNA polymerases with improved activity."

Keith Bauer, Thomas Myers, and Shawn Suko are named as inventors.

Lawrence Livermore National Security has been awarded US Patent No. 8,762,068, "Methods for threshold determination in multiplexed assays."

Lance Tammero, John Dzenitis, and Benjamin Hindson are named as inventors.

The Scan

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.