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IP Update: Feb 12, 2009

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USPTO Publishes Seven RNAi-Related Patent Applications

Patent Watch: Feb 6, 2009

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies Awarded US Patent

IP Update: Feb 5, 2009

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USPTO Publishes Seven RNAi-Related Patent Applications

Snippets: Feb 4, 2009

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National Institutes of Health, Genomic Health, Decode Genetics, Myriad Genetics, Exact Sciences, and more …

Researchers from the Netherlands have uncovered a new gene expression signature linked to ovarian cancer survival that is providing hints about potential pathways of importance for the disease. But authors warn that using such signatures for guiding treatment may be a ways off.

Affy aims to target downstream genomic-analysis markets with the products gained through its acquisitions of Panomics and True Materials last year, roll out new genotyping assays on its GeneTitan array platform, and consolidate its manufacturing facilities.

The activities are part of Kreatech's makeover from a biotech specializing in FISH probes and labeling kits, to a molecular diagnostics company with expertise in oncology, hematology, and constitutional disorders.

Short Reads: Feb 3, 2009

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Broad Institute, Expression Analysis, Helicos BioSciences, University of Texas at Austin, Applied Biosystems, University of Georgia, ABRF, Genomatix, Illumina, Mondobiotech, 23andMe, Kapa Biosystems

New Products: Feb 3, 2009

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CLC Genomics Workbench 3.0, CAMERA 1.3.2.28

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.