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Zymo Research Corporation | Date: 2015-02-10

Solutions, reagents, and methods for nucleic acid purification. In certain aspects, cationic surfactant and, optionally, an anionic surfactant solutions are provided which can be used for phase separation and capture of nucleic acids, such as plasmid or genomic DNA, to a solid phase carrier, such as a mineral matrix.


Patent
Zymo Research Corporation | Date: 2012-10-12

Methods for determining if a patient has, or is at risk of having, and autism spectrum disorder by detecting epigenetic changes in the genome of the patient. For example, a method can comprise determining the methylation status of one or more genes in a blood sample.


Patent
Zymo Research Corporation | Date: 2011-03-02

In a first aspect, the invention concerns a method for detecting or quantifying DNA methylation at a locus. In one embodiment, a methylation-sensitive endonuclease is formulated together with a polymerase enzyme in an appropriate reaction mixture such that amplification of DNA occurs in a methylation specific manor. Quantitative DNA amplification at selected loci can be used to determine the level of methylation. Kits and reagents for performing such methods are also provided.


Patent
Zymo Research Corporation | Date: 2013-07-17

Methods and composition for nucleic acid isolation are provided. In one embodiment, a method is provided for nucleic acid purification from biological samples, such as whole blood samples, extracted with phenol-based denaturing solvents, which does not require phase separation or nucleic acid precipitation. Methods according to the invention may also be used for of small RNAs (e.g., siRNAs or miRNAs) purification and are amenable to automation.


Patent
Zymo Research Corporation | Date: 2014-05-28

Apparatuses, kits, and methods for portable sample disruption (e.g., for encouraging cell lysis).

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