This article has been updated from a version posted Feb. 3 to include comments from Signal Genetics and ChipDx executives

Two New York diagnostic firms developing tests on the Affymetrix GeneChip platform joined forces last week, when Signal Genetics announced an agreement to acquire all of the assets of ChipDx, including prognostic tests for lung, breast, and colon cancers, as well as a predictive algorithm, web-based interface, and IP.

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