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The team tested 11 different microarray platforms for the ability to detect CNVs and found that current methods of analysis only detect a portion of the CNVs in the genome in any given experiment.

By sequencing pooled DNA from eight domestic chicken populations and one wild population, an international team has started identifying signals of selection linked to domestication in the chicken genome.

The researchers, led by Jonas Blomberg of the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University, developed a new probe to target the highly variable influenza A target sequence. The probe, called MegaBeacon, is described as a "hybrid" between a molecular beacon and a TaqMan probe.

Based on their analysis of almost two dozen ancient DNA samples, a team of Swedish, Danish, and British researchers has concluded that Scandinavians likely descended from agricultural people who migrated to the region rather than from hunter-gatherers.

Using Roche 454 sequencing, a team of Swedish researchers has produced the draft genome of a giardiasis-causing parasite.

BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.17

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SQI Diagnostics, Olink Bioscience, Innova Biosciences, Copenhagen University, Fujirebio Diagnostics, Uppsala University, Integromics, Gene Logic, Ocimum Biosolutions

The three-year project, called Proactive, will be coordinated by Olink Bioscience of Uppsala, Sweden.

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Following its departure from the European Union, the UK is to implement a fast-track visa program aimed at attracting scientific talent to Britain, according to BBC News.

ScienceInsider reports that researchers in Brazil are concerned that a creationist was chosen to run the agency that oversees graduate study programs there.

The Washington Post reports that researchers are quickly analyzing the coronavirus that has been causing illness and sharing their findings.

In PLOS this week: common variant associated with BMI in Arctic populations, analysis of microRNA markers associated with being born small for gestational age, and more.