While microarray-based gene expression profiling has yielded promising results for diagnosis of certain cancers, the motley assembly of array technologies is hardly ready for the prime time clinical setting: There is as yet no standard protocol or platform for conducting these experiments that could be reproducibly and consistently repeated in the clinic, and in most cases researchers haven’t even agreed on the expression profiles that signal particular cancers.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

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