Affymetrix's latest offering to researchers studying microRNA continues to stand alone in the marketplace.

A month after the firm launched catalog and custom genotyping arrays for the genome-wide evaluation of microRNA target sites, representatives for Agilent Technologies and Exiqon, two firms that compete against Affy in the miRNA array market, said they have no intention of launching a similar product. And while an Illumina representative said the firm plans to introduce arrays that include some similar content, a direct competitive offering is not planned.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.

Oct
17
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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
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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.