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Autism Consortium to Use Affy's Single 500K Array in Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Autism Consortium selected Affymtetrx's GeneChip human mapping 500K array for its latest study, Affymetrix said today.
 
The researchers will use the array to perform whole-genome-association studies across 3,700 samples collected from autistic subjects.
 
The Boston-based group will collaborate with Johns Hopkins University scientists who are using the 500K array to scan 600 families.
 
Additional details were not disclosed.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.