German array firm Febit has partnered with California start-up Prognosys Biosciences to launch a service that combines next-generation sequencing and on-the-fly array design in order to create custom microarrays for the microbial genomics community. The service, which first sequences the genome of a microbe of interest and then places it on arrays, is expected to save researchers money and show off the flexibility of both sequencing and array technology, according to the partners.
 

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

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