US Patent No. 8,980,553

Methods and compositions for enriching either target polynucleotides or non-target polynucleotides from a mixture of target and non-target polynucleotides
Apr 16, 2015

New England Biolabs has been awarded US Patent No. 8,980,553, "Methods and compositions for enriching either target polynucleotides or non-target polynucleotides from a mixture of target and non-target polynucleotides."

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