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 US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.