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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to CalTech, UMass, and More


Title: Polyamides for Nucleic Acid Delivery

Patent Number: 8,685,368

Filed: July 3, 2012

Inventor: Theresa Reineke, Virginia Tech

Title: Regulation of Macrophage Activation using miR-125b

Patent Number: 8,685,727

Filed: June 18, 2012

Lead Inventor: Aadel Chaudhuri, California Institute of Technology

Title: Nucleic Acid Aptamers

Patent Number: 8,685,937

Filed: Feb. 18, 2010

Lead Inventor: Paloma Giangrande, University of Iowa

Title: Sequence-specific Inhibition of Small RNA Function

Patent Number: 8,685,946

Filed: Nov. 26, 2004

Lead Inventor: Gyorgy Hutvagner, University of Massachusetts

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.