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DNAvision Upgrades Its Affy System to Offer Custom SNP Genotyping

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - DNAVision upgraded one of its GeneChip systems with Affymetrix's new GeneChip 3000 targeted genotyping system for its custom genotyping services, the company said today.
 
According to DNAVision's chief executive officer, Jean-Pol Detiffe, the new system makes the company the first full-service pharmacogenomic laboratory to provide this service in Europe.
 
The GeneChip scanner incorporates MIP and Universal Tag technologies to allow flexible multiplexing from 1500 to 50000 snps per individual assay, said DNAVision in a statement.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.