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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Quark, Somagenics, Bioneer, and More

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Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancers with microRNA Located in or Near Cancer-associated Chromosomal Features

Patent Number: 8,778,676

Filed: Aug. 21, 2013

Lead Inventor: Carlo Croce, Ohio State University (Microlin Bio)


Title: RNA Interference-mediating Small RNA Molecules

Patent Number: 8,778,902

Filed: July 13, 2010

Lead Inventor: Thomas Tuschl, Max Planck Institute


Title: Methods and Compositions for Treating Disease, Disorders, or Injury of the CNS

Patent Number: 8,778,904

Filed: Dec. 9, 2010

Lead Inventor: Elena Feinstein, Quark Pharmaceuticals


Title: Group of Nucleic Acid Fragments for Prevention of HIV Infection or AIDS and the Usage Thereof

Patent Number: 8,779,113

Filed: Jan. 10, 2011

Lead Inventor: Zhuwen Zhou, Beijing Solobio Genetechnology


Title: siRNA Conjugate and Preparation Method Thereof

Patent Number: 8,779,114

Filed: May 13, 2010

Lead Inventor: Bo Ram Han, Bioneer


Title: Short Hairpin RNAs for Inhibition of Gene Expression

Patent Number: 8,779,115

Filed: Aug. 22, 2012

Lead Inventor: Qing Ge, Somagenics


Title: siRNA-mediated Gene Silencing

Patent Number: 8,779,116

Filed: Nov. 5, 2012

Lead Inventor: Beverly Davidson, University of Iowa


Title: Gene Silencing

Patent Number: 8,779,236

Filed: July 23, 2009

Lead Inventor: David Baulcombe, Plant Bioscience

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.