Australian expressed RNAi shop Benitec this week announced that it received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a patent application covering the use of multiple-promoter expression cassettes for simultaneous delivery of RNAi.

Separately last week, the company provided an update on its efforts to overcome rejections to its core US patent, stating that the USPTO won’t likely decide on a company appeal until the third quarter of next year.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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