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The certification enables the reagent maker to create optimizing products for use beyond the research market.

CEO Mike Evans said that the certification "proves that the company can provide the necessary structure and skills to offer its specialist services as part of a clinical diagnostic workflow."

Some microarray firms, such as Oxford Gene Technology, have adopted Lab901's ScreenTape for RNA quality control purposes.

NanoString's nCounter gets ISO 13485:2003 certification; FDA clears Osmetech's eSensor thrombophilia risk test; PerkinElmer launches prenatal BACs-on-Beads assays in EU

The recent ISO certification puts the company in a "strong position" to pursue clearance for a cytogenetics device based on Agilent's platform, according to a company official.

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The company said that its microarray services and dispensing systems have cleared ISO standards.

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.