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Agilent Certifies Cogenics as miRNA Array Service Provider

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Agilent said today it has certified Cogenics as a service provider for its microRNA microarrays.
 
The certification makes Cogenics the first company to offer miRNA expression profiling on Agilent’s platform, Agilent said.
 
The certification includes training and assessment in analyzing 60-mer oligo microarrays, quality control on the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer, and labeling, hybridization, and bioinformatics data analysis on other platforms, Agilent said.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.