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DTI-Sponsored DNA Microarray Dataset Available Online

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - A DNA microarray dataset, generated during the first phase of the UK's Department of Trade and Industry's Measurements for Biotechnology program, has been made freely available online, the analytical lab service company LGC said last week.

The dataset was produced by an LGC-led consortium, and relates to four commercially available arrays that probe the human genome, with between 4,000 and 30,000 genes probed per array, LGC said. The dataset can be accessed at ArrayExpress, a public repository managed by the European Bioinformatics Institute.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.