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New Product Watch: Dec 2, 2008

Roche NimbleGen last month launched its Human CGH 12x135K Whole-Genome Tiling version 2.0 array for the analysis of DNA copy number variation.
The array allows the analysis of 12 independent sample pairs on a single microarray slide, each with 135,000 oligonucleotide probes. The chips are manufactured on Roche NimbleGen's new 2.1-million feature HD2 platform. NimbleGen previously made available 385K and 4x72K arrays for CGH.
To support the new CGH arrays, NimbleGen also launched NimbleScan version 2.5, software that includes an experimental metrics report and enhanced analysis features for the arrays.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.