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Spanish Bioinformatics Shop Integromics Joins Affy's GeneChip Program
 
Integromics this week said its ArrayHub software has achieved GeneChip-compatible status with the Affymetrix’s GeneChip platform.
 
According to the Spanish bioinformatics firm, ArrayHub enables clients to store, organize, and analyze data in microarray experiments, including descriptive information for tasks performed during experiments such as experimental factors, hybridization, samples, images, and files.
 
Additional details were not disclosed.
 

 
U Rochester Buys BioForce Nano eNabler Arrayer

BioForce Nanosciences last week said that it has placed a Nano eNabler arrayer system at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

 
According to BioForce, the Nano eNabler will be used by several research groups at U Rochester to explore protein array resolution limits, and print arrays on different substrate materials using different immobilization chemistries.
 
Last month, the company placed a system with Institute for Optical Sciences in Toronto. BioForce Product Manager Michael Lynch said in a statement that the Iowa-based firm anticipates that it will have sold 20 systems by the end of this year.
 

 
Gene Logic Licenses Gene Express' Gene Expression Tools
 
Gene Logic this week said it has licensed Gene Express’s StaRT-PCR technology and its SEM Center gene-expression tools.
 
This is the first such licensing agreement for Gene Express’s SEM Center, the company said.
 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Scan

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.

Study Reviews Family, Provider Responses to Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing Follow-up

Investigators identified in the European Journal of Human Genetics variable follow-up practices after rapid whole-genome sequencing.

BMI-Related Variants Show Age-Related Stability in UK Biobank Participants

Researchers followed body mass index variant stability with genomic structural equation modeling and genome-wide association studies of 40- to 72-year olds in PLOS Genetics.

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.