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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.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.