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Screening Tool for Providers of Double-Stranded DNA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Technology Marketing SummaryThe invention screens purchase orders submitted to DNA synthesis companies.DescriptionOrders are screened to find indicators that the ordered DNA would be used in the construction of a harmful biological agent. The invention considers information about the DNA sequence being ordered as well as the individual and organization that is purchasing the DNA. The invention is a computing method composed of a system and software.BenefitsHelps safeguard the advancing field of DNA synthesis technology andprevent the use of synthesized DNA for wrongful purposesApplications and IndustriesScreening of purchase orders submitted to DNA synthesis companies to identify requested DNA that could be used to produce a harmful biological agentMore InformationPatent application in progress; Thomas S. Brettin, Biosciences DivisionTechnology Status
Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
UT-B ID 201002510ProposedAvailable11/21/201110/25/2011

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