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Agilent Technologies has launched version 1.5 of its CytoGenomics software.

The tool allows Agilent customers to analyze their comparative genomic hybridization and CGH+SNP microarray data. It also enables users to access information from the firm's in-house CytoGenomics database and external resources such as the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database, the Database of Genomic Variants, and Entrez.


Randox Laboratories has launched Evidence MultiStat, an automated, benchtop system. Using the new system, customers can process up to 97 drug metabolites in one patient sample on the Crumlin, UK-based firm's biochips.

According to Randox, Evidence MultiStat is intended for use in onsite drug testing. The system can also generate quality control data, the firm noted.

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.