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The resource, which is integrated with the firm's copy number variation software, is built on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and is intended to help small and medium-sized labs with limited infrastructure budgets.

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Although the Michigan-based firm faces considerable competition from Agilent Technologies, Roche/NimbleGen, Febit, and other providers of arrays and probe libraries for targeted resequencing, it is confident that its flexible design and low cost will make it an attractive alternative.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.