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This article has been updated to include additional comments from Arrayjet.
Arrayjet has tapped GMI to service and support its customers in the US and Canada, the company said this week.

The acquired assets include instruments that are part of the Roche NimbleGen microarray workflow, such as the 4- and-12-bay NimbleGen Hybridization Systems.

Roche Diagnostics has agreed to purchase the NimbleGen workflow-related microarray product assets from BioMicro.

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The Roslin, UK-based firm, which sells instruments and software for printing arrays, has entered into a non-exclusive co-marketing arrangement with MDS. American Medical Link, meantime, has agreed to support and service Arrayjet instruments in the US and Canada.

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Kreatech will distribute BioMicro's microfluidics and microarray tools in several countries, and a collaboration is in the works.

The activities are part of Kreatech's makeover from a biotech specializing in FISH probes and labeling kits, to a molecular diagnostics company with expertise in oncology, hematology, and constitutional disorders.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.