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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.

This article was originally posted on May 1.
An unanticipated decline in demand for gene expression microarrays has thwarted Affymetrix's return to growth and profitability and caused the firm to suspend its 2013 guidance, executives said last week.

Fluidigm will later this year debut a 96-SNP panel for use in assessing the quality and identity of samples collected by biorepositories.

Name: Andrew Brooks
Title: Chief operating officer, RUCDR Infinite Biologics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision for Medicine, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based startup offering a variety of services for life science companies, has brought in $150 million in private funding, the firm said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stem cell developer Cellular Dynamics (CDI) will open a new facility within the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, in Novato, Calif., under a new five-year lease.

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As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.

BBC News says the uncertainty over Brexit is affecting science funding in the UK.

A new app purports to tell users "how gay" they are by looking at their DNA, but experts tell Futurism that the app is bunk.

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