US Patent No. 9,487,824

Methods and compositions for enrichment of nucleic acids in mixtures of highly homologous sequences
Nov 11, 2016

An undisclosed entity has been awarded US Patent No. 9,487,824, "Methods and compositions for enrichment of nucleic acids in mixtures of highly homologous sequences." Igor Kutyavin is named an inventor on the patent.

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