Santaris Pharma announced this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a inter partes re-examination certificate for a US patent held by the company and covering locked nucleic acids.

According to the company, the USPTO ruling upholds the claims within the patent, which had been the subject of re-examination proceedings initiated at the request of Isis Pharmaceuticals.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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