Illumina, Affymetrix, and Exiqon last week disclosed plans to launch new chips targeting markets as diverse as agricultural biotechnology, cytogenetic research, and molecular diagnostics, while highlighting their efforts to consolidate manufacturing and expand sales and marketing activities this year.

Presenting at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco last week, these shops all stressed that they will focus on different markets in 2009.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

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