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Northwestern University, Sierra Molecular, Rosetta Inpharmatics, OnChip Cellomics Consortium, Vanderbilt University, Enzo Life Sciences

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University of Missouri, the United States of America, the State of Oregon, GE Healthcare, Combimatrix, CalTech, Amic, Rosetta Inpharmatics

Shire Owings Mills (Md.) Plant, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Wareham Development, PATH, Fall River (Mass.) Executive Park, University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Bioprocessing Facility, Silicon Border, Sapphire Engineering, Campanelli Business Park, University of California-Davis M.I.N.D., Institute, Doe & Ingalls of North Carolina, Covaris, Life Technologies, BioMed Realty Trust, Shasun Pharma Solutions

The school will use the Syllego system for diabetes-related genome-wide association studies.

Navigenics decided to acquire Affy’s 10,000-square-foot Clinical Services Lab in Sacramento, Calif., after seeing an increase in the volume of orders for its genetic screening service. In addition to the advantages of having an internal CLIA lab, however, the consumer genomics firm will now have to navigate a complex regulatory environment.

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Affymetrix, Genisphere, Febit, Rosetta Biosoftware, NuGen Technologies

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stratatech, Beckman Coulter

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ArrayStar v3.0, QSeq, Protein Center, Labworks LIMS 6.1, Ontology Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007, IQ 5400S, IQ 36000X



Dan Shoemaker


The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.