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Signature Genomic Licenses Affy Patents for Comparative Genomics Studies

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Signature Genomic Laboratories has licensed an undisclosed number of Affymetrix patents related to the use of microarrays for comparative genomic hybridization studies, Signature said today.


The license will be applied to Signature Genomic's SignatureChip microarray-based diagnostics for cytogenic abnormalities, the company said.


Additional details of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

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And Cleared

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Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

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