Microarrays & Multiplexing

News on microarrays, multiplexing, genotyping, cytogenetics, gene expression profiling in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

With discovery and replication meta-analyses on data for more than 100,000 individuals, researchers identified variants that influence lean mass near five genes.

They demonstrated the applicability of the Simoa platform for nucleic acid detection, and miRNA detection in particular, as Quanterix prepares to launch a new system.

The consumer genomics company will expand its suite of canine genetic tests, and has relocated its headquarters from Boston to Austin.

The presence of these variants also suggested a role for microglia in the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said.

Using genotyping data for thousands of individuals, investigators identified apparent founder events for dozens of South Asian groups.

Cytox Raises £2.6M

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.