NEW YORK, Oct. 18 – Toshiba has entered the biochip arena by developing a DNA chip that it says can help researchers develop individual treatments for patients with hepatitis C, the company said on Thursday. 

The company said it planned to start marketing its pilot SNP-detection chip in fiscal 2002, which kicks off in April. 

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The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

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