New ACMG Guidelines Have 'Raised Bar' for Cyto Chips, Array Makers Say | GenomeWeb

By Justin Petrone

The four largest array vendors this week welcomed the American College of Medical Genetics' new recommendations on how best to design and interpret chromosomal microarrays used by clinical cytogeneticists.

In addition to welcoming the recommendations, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Illumina, and Roche NimbleGen said their products already exceed the new guidelines, and seem keen on using them as a launchpad for reaching customers.

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