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Gene Logic Promises to Buy $7.6M Worth of Affy Tools and Services in 06

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Gene Logic has renewed a service provider agreement with Affymetrix, agreeing to buy $7.6 million worth of Affymetrix products and services over the course of 2006, the company said in an SEC filing today.


The new agreement is for one year, and is an extension of a similar three-year agreement between the companies that expired in December.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.