Genesis Diagnostics

AmberGen is developing a microbead-based, multiplexed, in vitro pediatric allergy test. The diagnostic is designed to enable the detection of multiple allergen-specific IgE antibodies in blood, according to a company executive.

The British company expects to report "substantial growth" in its food intolerance testing line for full-year 2009, and sales of its microarray-based Genarrayt platform are expected to rise 44 percent to £1.04 million from £72,000 in 2008.

The service is SRL's first array-based test and could foreshadow the adoption of more array-based diagnostics by the Indian testing giant.

Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.