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ImaGenes Named Agilent Service Provider

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German microarray services firm imagines said today that it has been named an Agilent Technologies Certified Services Provider for expression profiling services.
 
The Berlin-based firm said that the CSP status involves the application of the entire Agilent microarray workflow, from quality controls to reagents, data extraction, and analysis software with the Genespring DX platform.
 
“We anticipate synergy between the Agilent microarray platform and imaGenes’ next generation sequencing service, bioinformatics offerings, and corresponding clone resources,” Chris Grimley, Agilent’s senior marketing director for genomics, said in a statement.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.