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Phylogeny Wins $1.1M Grant for Tissue Array Development

NEW YORK, May 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Phylogeny, a privately held functional genomics firm based in Columbus, Ohio, today said it has won a $1.1 million grant from the state of Ohio to further develop its tissue array technology.

Phylogeny said its tissue arrays contain up to one thousand samples of body tissue, permitting researchers to process up to hundreds of samples at once.

Lali Reddy, Phylogeny's senior director of corporate development, said in a statement that Phylogeny "will seek partnerships with scientific suppliers to provide retail distribution of the product line."

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.