Microarrays & Multiplexing

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

The new SR-Plex system comes without integrated sample prep, making it less expensive and more amenable to non-protein work like nucleic acid assays.

Investigators identified changes in methylation at neurobiology-related genes when comparing blood methylation in twin pairs discordant for ALS.

The grant is specifically intended to support the development of noninvasive, rapid tests that can be used at the point of care in developing country settings.

NanoString also beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines, and upped its revenue guidance for the year based primarily on collaboration revenues.

Illumina received more orders than expected for NovaSeq in Q2 and sees a big opportunity in the consumer genomics market for its array business and Helix.

Cytox Raises £2.6M

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.