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

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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

Study Points to Tuberculosis Protection by Gaucher Disease Mutation

A mutation linked to Gaucher disease in the Ashkenazi Jewish population appears to boost Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in a zebrafish model of the lysosomal storage condition, a new PNAS study finds.

SpliceVault Portal Provides Look at RNA Splicing Changes Linked to Genetic Variants

The portal, described in Nature Genetics, houses variant-related messenger RNA splicing insights drawn from RNA sequencing data in nearly 335,700 samples — a set known as the 300K-RNA resource.

Automated Sequencing Pipeline Appears to Allow Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Lineage Detection in Nevada Study

Researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describe and assess a Clear Labs Dx automated workflow, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis method for quickly identifying SARS-CoV-2 lineages.

UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method

Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.