IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep | GenomeWeb

Third Wave Technologies (now Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 7,807,806, "RNA detection assays."

Hatim Allawi, Brad Argue, Christian Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle Curtis, Peggy Eis, Jeff Hall, Hon Ip, Lin Ji, Michael Kaiser, Robert Kwiatkowski, Andrew Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie Lyamicheva, Wupo Ma, Bruce Neri, Sarah Olson, Marilyn Olson-Munoz, James Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Takova, Lisa Thompson, and Kevin Vedvik are named as inventors on the patent.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.