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Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Parkville, Australia, investigated the feasibility of replacing "time-consuming, locus-specific testing for specific microdeletion and microduplication syndromes with microarray analysis." Study co-author Howard Slater spoke with BioArray News about the paper.

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Signature Genomics Lab said that it is the first laboratory to receive a New York permit to perform microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.