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The San Diego-based genomic analysis firm reported $3.3 million in revenue, driven by growth in North America sales, offset by a decline in international sales.

The acquisition will allow the firms to provide annotated biospecimens, as well as sequencing, bioinformatics, and lab services to hospitals and clinicians.

The acquisition allows Sysmex to enter the cytogenetics market and strengthens its technology base in molecular genetics, while expanding its life science business. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CombiMatrix is developing two new tests that will expand its place in the reproductive health market, one of which will complement existing chromosomal microarray analysis services and the other of which will open CombiMatrix up to a new market segment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CombiMatrix today announced a 13 percent spike in first quarter revenues, driven by a 34 percent jump in sales generated by its prenatal chromosomal microarray analysis testing services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer will continue to sell microarrays and software developed by Signature Genomics, despite its decision to shutter the company's laboratory services business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer has decided to close its Signature Genomics cytogenetic testing services business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - While chromosomal microarray analysis has become the first-tier cytogenetic test for diagnosing individuals with constitutional abnormalities around the world, geneticists continue to struggle with a high level of findings of unknown significance.

Affymetrix has provided more information about how it achieved US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its CytoScan Dx Assay chromosomal microarray analysis offering.

Chromosomal microarray analysis may be widely regarded as a first-tier method for both pediatric and prenatal cytogenetic testing, but that hasn't convinced some insurers to reimburse such tests.

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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.