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Illumina Promises Million-SNP Genotyping Product for Summer 2006

NEW YORK, March 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina plans to release a genotyping product by June 2006 that will allow researchers to analyze one million SNPs, the San Diego-based company said today.


The product, based on a pair of Sentrix BeadChips, will use the company's Infinium assay, which does not rely on PCR. Before it launches the one-million-SNP product, Illumina plans to release BeadChips containing 250,000 and 500,000 SNP markers.


Illumina will work with a customer consortium to determine the SNP content of the BeadChips.

The Scan

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To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.