CGH

Researchers who set out to compare the ability of SNP and comparative genomic hybridization microarray platforms to detect copy number variation in autusm spectrum disorder managed to identify 16 genes that hadn't been associated with ASD before.

CHICAGO — Cancer Genetics will later this year expand its menu of array-based tests to include assays for informing treatment of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and renal cell carcinoma.

By Justin Petrone
ArrayGenomics recently began selling a comparative genomic hybridization array that it claims can be used to diagnose, grade, and stage bladder cancer based on DNA extracted from urine.

This article has been updated to include comments from Roche. By Justin Petrone

This story was originally posted on Nov. 17.
By Justin Petrone

By Justin Petrone
Growing demand for arrays designed to detect tumor copy-number changes is enticing more chip manufacturers to offer tools tailor-made for cancer research.

Roche NimbleGen has certified the University of Iowa's Roy J. Carver Center for Genomics to offer microarray services on its platform, Roche said last week.

The Madrid-based genetic diagnostics center, which is authorized by Madrid's health department and is accredited by the Spanish Association of Human Genetics, becomes Agilent's first certified service provider in the country.

Pages

An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.