CuRNA has been awarded US Patent No. 8,895,528, "Treatment of atonal homolog 1 (ATOH1) related diseases by inhibition of natural antisense transcript to ATOH1."
Joseph Collard and Olga Khorkova Sherman are named as the inventors.
In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.
NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.
The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.
In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.