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Ocarina Networks said this week that Cornell University's Center for Advanced Computing is testing its system for compressing large amounts of life-science data, including data from second-generation sequencers.

Entelos, GlaxoSmithKline, Insilicos, Sciformatix, E&K, EMBL, Genomatix, Fox Chase Cancer Center, BioDiscovery, Roche, Genedata

Lai Named SVP of R&D at Gen-Probe, Jorge Leon Joins ParagonDx SAB, Strategic Diagnostics Hires Two Execs, and More.

Affy aims to target downstream genomic-analysis markets with the products gained through its acquisitions of Panomics and True Materials last year, roll out new genotyping assays on its GeneTitan array platform, and consolidate its manufacturing facilities.

Gentel believes its APiX assays and platform will be attractive to both its core pharma customers, who are interested in adding new assays to compound screening programs, and to new academic customers, who might be attracted to the system's lower cost.

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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.