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Chromosome Analysis Suite 3.0

Affymetrix has added a new feature to version 3 .0 of its Chromosome Analysis Suite software, a tool that enables researchers analyze and visualize the functional impact of copy number changes on gene expression in cancer samples. The company's newly added concurrent molecular analysis profiling capability lets cancer researchers combine whole-genome copy number data with gene expression profiles and explore the functional impact of copy number alterations.

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Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.