Telechem International will hit the market with its own whole-human-genome chip in August, taking aim at the four players already on the market. But Telechem believes it has a secret weapon that will be very attractive to potential customers: data culled from a brand new database that the firm says is the most complete of its kind.

Telechem’s human genome chip will have 25,000 distinct oligonucleotide elements on it, said spokesman Paul Haje in an interview with BioArray News. He said the new microarray is a “one-spot, one-gene design.”

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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