Affymetrix has stamped three bioinformatics packages with its "GeneChip Compatible" label under a new category created for its Human Exon 1.0 ST Arrays, BioInform's sister publication BioArray News reported last week.

Tarif Awad, a senior scientist and statistician at Affymetrix, said at IBC's Chips to Hits conference in September that the company decided to create an "exon expression category within compatible data packages" under the GeneChip Compatible Applications Program that it launched last month [BioInform 09-19-05].

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