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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said it will collaborate with Cell Line Genetics to develop high-throughput, genomic characterization workflows for confirming and monitoring the integrity of cell lines for translational and regenerative medicine research.

This story has been updated to include additional comments from Ambry Genetics and Sigma-Aldrich.
By Justin Petrone

Ambry's StemArray is manufactured by Roche NimbleGen and enables researchers studying stem cells to detect genomic abnormalities that would ordinarily be missed by low-resolution karyotyping.

CLG will sell the StemArray products and services to its current customers and other companies and research institutions.

Maryland Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Missouri Life-Sci/Tech Tax Credits, Wisconsin Technology Venture Fund, New Jersey Edison Innovation Fund, University City Science Center QED

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.