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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.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.