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Human 1 cDNA Microarray, arrayWoRxe, HiGro.


Agilent Technologies of Palo Alto, Calif., recently launched the Human 1 cDNA Microarray, its first commercially available human microarray. The system contains Incyte’s Human UniGene 1 and Human Drug Target clone sets and is designed to allow scientists to characterize expression of thousands of genes using a single microarray. The new microarrays contain 13,600 data points per slide.

Applied Precision has launched its new arrayWoRxe biochip reader for imaging low- and high-density microarrays. The PC-based system uses Applied Precision’s light delivery and collection technology that combines a white light source and charged coupled device camera, rather than a laser light source, and photo-multiplier tube. Based in Issaquah, Wash., Applied Precision said the technology provides users with greater flexibility by allowing experiment designs using a wide variety of fluorescent probes and up to four wavelengths on one biochip.

GeneMachines has unveiled its 384-well format HiGro aerated, incubating shaker designed for optimal growth in microwell plates. The product''s high plate capacity, convenience, and user-control over growth conditions make it ideal for both production facilities and applications development labs. Controls for shaking speed, gas flow, and temperature in the growth chambers allow end-users to select conditions that improve growth quality and yield. Compared with typical 22-24 hour growth runs in a standard floor shaker, the HiGro shaker reduces the time required to reach saturated growth by 40-50 percent, the San Carlos, Calif.-based company said.

The Scan

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Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.