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Title: Detection of Nucleic Acids

Patent Number: 8,206,904

Filed: June 1, 2007

Lead Inventor: Hatim Allawi, Third Wave Technologies

The invention, the patent's abstract states, relates to “compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of small nucleic acid molecules. ... More particularly, the ... invention relates to methods for the detection and quantification of RNA expression … [and] further provides for the detection of miRNA and siRNA variants.”

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