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Under the collaboration, Life Technologies will provide a SOLiD instrument, which will join two existing SOLiD systems at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The Toronto hospital for children will use the funding to perform genomic sequencing research on autism spectrum disorder patients in order to develop new screening and diagnostic tools.

With a $2.7 million grant, the genetics and imaging studies will pursue genes linked to OCD.

Agilent's Human CNV Association 2x105K microarray, based on a design by the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, is the company's second catalog CNV chip and was designed for studying associations between genomic CNVs and disease.

Genomics vs. Cancer

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Recent advances in the battle against cancer have come from sequencing, microRNAs, barcode arrays, disease stratification, pathway analysis, and more.

Speakers at the Future of Genomic Medicine conference tempered their enthusiasm about the field by highlighting a number of obstacles standing in the way of making whole-genome studies a standard part of medical care.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.