Affymetrix this week said that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its Gene Profiling Reagents as accessories to its GeneChip microarray instrument system for in vitro diagnostic use.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based life science tools vendor now claims to be the "first in the industry" to offer array-based tools for diagnostic test development, signature discovery for companion diagnostics, and translational initiatives.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.