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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to SomaGenics, Pioneer Hi-Bred, and More


Title: Construction of Protein-responsive shRNA/RNAi Control System Using RNP Motif

Patent Number: 8,871,437

Filed: Dec. 9, 2009

Lead Inventor: Tan Inoue, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Title: Nanoparticle-based Gene Delivery Systems

Patent Number: 8,871,509

Filed: March 18, 2010

Lead Inventor: Min Su Han, Chung-Ang University

Title: Chemical Modification of Short Small Hairpin RNAs for Inhibition of Gene Expression

Patent Number: 8,871,730

Filed: July 13, 2010

Lead Inventor: Qing Ge, SomaGenics

Title: RNAi Therapeutic for Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection

Patent Number: 8,871,919

Filed: Oct. 2, 2012

Inventor: Hengli Tang, Florida State University

Title: Enhanced Transgene Expression by Co-expression with a Suppressor of Post-transcriptional Gene Silencing

Patent Number: 8,871,997

Filed: Nov. 20, 2006

Lead Inventor: David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge (Plant Bioscience Limited)

Title: Compositions and Methods for Insecticidal Control of Stinkbugs

Patent Number: 8,872,001

Filed: June 3, 2011

Lead Inventor: Karen Broglie, Pioneer Hi-Bred

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.