NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer has decided to close its Signature Genomics cytogenetic testing services business.

A company spokesperson told GenomeWeb Daily News that effective May 2, PerkinElmer is "exiting its microarray service business, Signature Genomics, which provides diagnostic genetic testing services using microarrays."

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