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Microarrays Inc. is now offering custom laboratory services for gene expression projects.

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Microarrays Inc. this week launched three MI PathArray assays for studying targeted biological pathways. The new arrays cover pathways associated with apoptosis, growth factors, and inflammation.

The Huntsville, Ala.-based firm has tapped Cambio to distribute its products in the UK and Ireland; BioCat to cover Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; and Biosolutions to sell its arrays to customers in Cyprus, Greece, and other Balkan countries.

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The new corporate structure will allow Microarrays to "quickly and nimbly" respond to the growing needs of customers, especially in the diagnostics and healthcare markets, the company said in a statement.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

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In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.