This story was first posted on Feb. 4.

By Justin Petrone

Roche NimbleGen later this year plans to debut higher-density chips for use in cytogenetics research.

The firm disclosed last week that in the second half of 2011 it plans to double the density of its arrays for comparative genomic hybridization to 4.2 million markers, and will also introduce combined CGH/SNP arrays containing 2.1 million markers.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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