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Rosetta Issues US Patent, Notices of Allowance on Applications Covering Human miRNAs

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Rosetta Genomics said last week that it has been awarded a US patent covering a human microRNA, and received notices of allowance for eight additional US patent applications related to human miRNAs.

The patent, No. 7,592,441, relates to human microRNA miR-193b, as well as complementary probes and vectors, the company said, noting that down-regulation of miR-193b has been associated with progression and invasion of human breast cancer.

The patent applications, the company added, relate to miR-18b, miR-20b, miR-92b, miR-494, miR-135b, miR-527, miR-196b and miR-491.

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