Though 2012 was arguably a good year for companies that develop and sell microarrays, with experts advocating their use as a first-tier test for invasive prenatal diagnostics and several organizations relying on arrays to support new genetic genealogy offerings, the news event that garnered the most interest among BioArray News readers in the past twelve months occurred in early June, when Roche decided to shutter most of the activities of its Madison, Wis.-based NimbleGen array business.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.