Title: Gene Silencing. Number: 6,753,139. Filed: Jan. 26, 2000. Lead Inventor: David Charles Baulcombe, Plant Bioscience.
The patent, states its abstract, covers methods for “screening for the occurrence of gene silencing (e.g., post-transcriptional gene silencing) in an organism. Also provided are methods for isolating silencing agents so identified,” the abstract notes.