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Acacia subsidiary CombiMatrix has created what is believed to be the first microarray based on the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, the company said.

CombiMatrix said the arrays were fabricated “within 48 hours” of publication of the coronavirus genome sequence believed to be responsible for SARS. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center in Canada independently announced early this week that they had sequenced the coronavirus genome.

 

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