MWG-Biotech of Ebersberg, Germany, has released a new rat microarray containing 10,000 genes in total. In addition to 5,535 genes from public databases, the chip contains 4,105 genes from an in-house EST sequencing project covering brain, heart, liver, and kidney tissues from three rat strains: SHRS, stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats; WKY, wistar kyoto rats; and SD, sprague dawley rats. For scientists wanting to spot their own arrays, the oligo set is available separately.

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