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Agilent Taps IMGM as Certified Service Provider for Gene Expression Arrays

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies said today that it has granted IMGM Laboratories of Martinsried, Germany, Certified Service Provider status for the Agilent microarray platform.
Agilent said that IMGM achieved certified status after completing training and passing a “rigorous” series of tests that included demonstrating proficiency in analyzing Agilent's 60-mer oligo microarrays; sample quality control using the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer; sample labeling using Agilent reagents and protocols; hybridization using SureHyb chambers; microarray analysis using the Agilent scanner and feature-extraction software; and final data analysis using the GeneSpring bioinformatics platform.

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Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.