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There is "still a lot to like" about Affymetrix, according to Peter Lawson.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Kentucky is creating a biobank that will be a large, flexible resource that gathers samples from the patient population at the university hospital.

Affymetrix executives in recent weeks have predicted that the firm's agreement with the UK Biobank to genotype its 500,000-sample collection on its Axiom platform could sway other biorepositories to choose its arrays for similar projects.

The UK Biobank and Affymetrix recently finished developing an array that will be used to genotype all 500,000 samples in UKBB's biorepository.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The China National Genebank today announced a deal under which BioStorage Technologies will provide biorepository expertise, technology, and processes to support the development of "one of the world's largest genomic biobanks."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic said today that it has established a new biobank at its Arizona campus that will support genomic and other research projects in areas that are of particular concern to the Latino population, including obesity, metabolic conditions, and diabetes.

This story was originally posted on Aug. 1.
Affymetrix posted a 20 percent rise in second-quarter revenues last week, largely due to a contribution from its eBioscience business, but also driven by double-digit growth in genotyping array sales.

Name: Mark McCarthy
Title: Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, University of Oxford

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen and SIP Biotech Development today announced the opening of the Qiagen Translational Medicine Center in Suzhou, China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Geisinger Health System today announced a partnership with German firm Indivumed aimed at providing Geisinger's patients access to advanced cancer treatments and clinical trials.

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.