Patents by Inventor Jennifer A. Doudna

Jennifer A. Doudna has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210230639
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210222205
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210214697
    Abstract: Provided are compositions and methods that include one or more of: (1) a Class 2 CRISPR/Cas effector protein, a nucleic acid encoding the effector protein, and/or a modified host cell comprising the effector protein (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the same); (2) a CRISPR/Cas guide RNA that binds to and provides sequence specificity to the Class 2 CRISPR/Cas effector protein, a nucleic acid encoding the CRISPR/Cas guide RNA, and/or a modified host cell comprising the CRISPR/Cas guide RNA (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the same); and (3) a CRISPR/Cas transactivating noncoding RNA (trancRNA), a nucleic acid encoding the CRISPR/Cas trancRNA, and/or a modified host cell comprising the CRISPR/Cas trancRNA (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the same).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, David Burstein, Janice S. Chen, Lucas B. Harrington, David Paez-Espino, Jillian F. Banfield
  • Patent number: 11053271
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for the integration (insertion) of a donor DNA molecule into a target DNA molecule. In general, the methods include contacting a target DNA molecule with a linear donor DNA molecule and a Cas 1 protein, where the target DNA molecule includes an AT-rich region (e.g., in some cases positioned 5 and within 50 nucleotides of a region that forms a DNA cruciform structure), where the contacting is not in a bacterial or archaeal cell (e.g., the contacting is in vitro outside of a cell, inside of a eukaryotic cell, etc.), and provides for integration of the donor DNA molecule into the target DNA molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: James K. Nunez, Jennifer A. Doudna
  • Patent number: 11046941
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of using a Cas1 polypeptide to generate nucleic fragments from a DNA substrate. These methods may be performed in vitro or in vivo. Also provided are methods of screening for modulators of Cas1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Blake Wiedenheft, Kaihong Zhou, Jennifer A. Doudna
  • Patent number: 11028412
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11008589
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11008555
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides variant Cas9 polypeptides, where a variant Cas9 polypeptide of the present disclosure comprises an internal insertion of a heterologous polypeptide. The present disclosure provides nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the variant Cas9 polypeptides. The present disclosure provides host cells comprising a variant Cas9 polypeptide of the present disclosure, or comprising a nucleic acid encoding a variant Cas9 polypeptide of the present disclosure. The present disclosure provides methods of binding and/or modifying a target nucleic acid, involving use of a variant Cas9 polypeptide of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Benjamin Oakes, David Savage, Dana Nadler, Abraham I. Flamholz, Jennifer A. Doudna
  • Patent number: 11008590
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of The University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11001863
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10988780
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10988782
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10982230
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together, with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10982231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210108231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210095004
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides polypeptides that inhibit activity of a CRISPR/Cas effector polypeptide, nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides, and systems comprising the polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides. The present disclosure provides methods of inhibiting activity of a CRISRP/Cas effector polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Kyle E. Watters, Christof Fellmann, Haridha Shivram
  • Publication number: 20210087588
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210079428
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210062224
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20210062223
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier