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Affy to Launch Eight Plant and Animal Arrays This Year

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix plans to launch eight new microarrays for the analysis of plants and animals this year, the company said today.


The arrays, developed in collaboration with plant and animal researchers, will cover canine, Rhesus macaque, Medicago trancatula, Brassica, tomato, citrus, poplar, and sugar cane.


Under its consortia program, Affymetrix paid for the design of the new arrays, using sequence data from the research communities.

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