Oxford Gene Technology this week licensed patents covering its oligonucleotide array technology to NimbleGen Systems, an arrangement that NimbleGen said would allow it to sell its arrays directly to customers worldwide.
 
The companies have also signed a supply agreement under which OGT will have access to NimbleGen’s DNA microarrays for use in its services business while giving NimbleGen the ability to make and sell OGT-designed arrays.
 

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.