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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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.

Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.