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Almac Earns ISO Accreditation

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Almac Diagnostics is the first authorized Affymetrix service provider to gain accreditation under the ISO 17025 standard, the company said today.


Almac's accreditation applies to analysis on RNA extracted from biota, tissue, and tumor samples using the Affymetrix GeneChip platform.


ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is an international quality-management standard used to assess the competency of analytical laboratories for testing methodologies.

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.