Enticed by tax incentives and prompted by a need to cut costs, Affymetrix last week said it plans to move the majority of its array manufacturing from its West Sacramento, Calif., plant to its Singapore facility by the end of the year.  
 
The company will continue to manufacture instrumentation and reagents in West Sacramento, John Batty, Affy’s chief financial officer, told BioArray News in an e-mail this week.
 

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

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