With a statement released released on Thursday morning, Affymetrix last week made its next move in commercializing a single microarray product containing probes that, in toto, represent the known gene content of the human genome.

The Affymetrix announcement, perhaps not coincidentally, came out hours before an announcement by Agilent, which stated that it, too, was in the early stages of commercializing its single microarray, whole-human-genome product.

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