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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The array market seems poised for a number of new product launches in coming years as Affymetrix recently confirmed that it is developing a next-generation instrument platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review 23andMe's 510(k) application for a single-condition health report, the consumer genomics firm informed customers.

The term 'consumer genomics' may have a catch-all ring to it, but for the time being it means ancestry testing and genetic genealogy, including for companies such as 23andMe, which built its business on relaying both personal health information and ancestral information back to c

Name: Ken Chahine Title: General manager, DNA, Ancestry.com

Name: Spencer Wells Title: Director of National Geographic's Genographic Project

When 23andMe decided to stop offering health-related tests to new customers in early December, it may have created a 2014 consumer genomics market environment defined by what company can provide the best ancestry testing and genetic genealogy experience to its customers.

While the advent of Illumina's new 24-sample BeadChip format has meant that consumer genomics companies can double or triple their throughput, some genetic genealogists have voiced concerns about what impact these new arrays might have on ancestry testing.

This article was originally posted on Nov. 27. The US Food and Drug Administration's recent letter to consumer genomics firm 23andMe could have repercussions for the microarray industry's leading vendor.

This article was originally posted on Nov. 20. 23andMe said last month that it will soon begin genotyping its customers on a new, custom-designed, higher-throughput microarray.

In an effort to raise awareness for its clinical whole-genome sequencing test, Illumina plans to expand its "Understand Your Genome" symposium program next year.

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According to Gizmodo, researchers have developed a list of a million nucleic acid-like polymers that could store genetic information.

An opinion piece in the Washington Post argues that golden rice could save the sight and lives of many children.

US National Institutes of Health has issued a new draft data-sharing policy, ScienceInsider reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of immune microenvironment in hepatocellular carcinoma, proteogenomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.