By Justin Petrone

It's a "buyer's market" if you're considering acquisitions, and Affymetrix is open to acquiring new technologies in the near future, company officials said last week.

If the array vendor buys a company or platform, it will most likely be in the biomarker-validation market, where the company sees its future, and definitely not in the next-generation sequencing space.

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Cleveland.com reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.