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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.

Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.