Sequencing-Related US Patents Granted July 16 – Aug. 5, 2008 | GenomeWeb
US Patent 7,408,051. Modified oligonucleotides and applications thereof
Inventors: Zhaochun Ma, Khairuzzaman Bashar Mullah
Assignee: Applera
Discloses primers containing modified nucleobases in their 3' terminal region that help reduce the formation of primer-dimers during amplification reactions. The patent also describes various methods for their use.

US Patent 7,407,757. Genetic analysis by sequence-specific sorting

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