ParAllele BioScience has launched a 10,000-SNP, 8,000-gene MegAllele panel for use in human genotyping studies, the company said this week. The panel represents "most of the major drug target gene families," and is available through ParAllele's genotyping service, later to be developed by Affymetrix and ParAllele for commercial release, the company said. The commercial assay will run on Affymetrix's GeneChip 3000 platform, the company added.

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