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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A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.

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