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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.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.