Patent for rapid gene discovery technology:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Myriad Genetics has been granted a US patent covering a technology to speed up the discovery of disease-related genes. The method, called "island hopping", is a way of increasing the rate of sequencing large pieces of DNA by automatically selecting single bands, or islands, of DNA. The technology is used by Salt Lake City-based Myriad to highlight genes and proteins with diagnostic and therapeutic potential through its ProNet protein discovery technology. The company licenses the ProNet technology out to pharmaceuticals companies on a non-exclusive basis.
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