Microarrays & Multiplexing

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

Investigators identified ties between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial haplogroups in mtDNA variant data from nearly 1,000 ASD-affected families.

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.

Cytox Raises £2.6M

The ancestors of the Arizona bark scorpion and other scorpions and spiders underwent whole-genome duplication, KJZZ reports.

A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Andy Page, the former president of 23andMe, has joined a diabetes-management startup, according to CNBC.

In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.