By Justin Petrone

Affymetrix will later this year debut a high-density platform for cytogenetics research that it hopes will make it the top array vendor in that growing market.

The company also aims to have the new chip, called the CytoScan HD, cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for clinical use, according to officials.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.