The UK Biobank and Affymetrix recently finished developing an array that will be used to genotype all 500,000 samples in UKBB's biorepository.

Affymetrix is also selling the chip to its customers, and has seen "significant" demand for it, according to company representatives.

Peter Donnelly, a professor of statistical science at the University of Oxford, provided an overview of the UKBB's chip during an Affymetrix workshop held at the American Society of Human Genetics' annual meeting in Boston last week.

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