NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Luminex-based SNP genotyping assay will serve as the main workhorse for a major new facility that intends to serve the US agricultural sector.

Rick Vierling, director of research and new uses at the National Corn Growers Association, told BioArray News this week that the NCGA's planned National Agricultural Genotyping Center will rely mainly on the assay for its fee-for-genotyping services, contract research, and business development needs.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

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