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SciGene, Baylor Start Microarray Collaboration to Improve BeadChip Processing

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — SciGene today said it will collaborate with researchers at Baylor University’s Immunology Research Institute to develop “an efficient system” for processing Illumina’s BeadChip microarrays.
 
Specifically, the companies plan to develop “methods and instrumentation” that use SciGene's automation technology.
 
SciGene provides tools designed to reduce errors in microarray data. The Baylor institute is focused on the use of gene-expression microarrays to study genome-wide transcriptional changes in human blood.

The Scan

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.

Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression

A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances.

New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria

A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines.

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.