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.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.