NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix late yesterday said that third-quarter revenue rose 12 percent as R&D spending declined 24 percent and last year’s loss swung to a profit.

Total revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30 increased to $95 million from $84.7 million year over year.

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