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The discovery of variants of unknown significance during a prenatal chromosomal microarray analysis can create headaches for genetic counselors who are used to delivering certain results to patients, according to the authors of a recent paper.

Oxford Gene Technology this week announced that it has acquired Cytocell, a supplier of probes for fluorescence in situ hybridization experiments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Gene Technology said today that it has acquired Cytocell for an undisclosed sum.

CombiMatrix has benefitted from new guidelines that recommend prenatal chromosomal microarray analysis as a first-line test in the case of abnormal ultrasound findings, as well as a preferred test to identify the cause of death in stillbirths.

Oxford Gene Technology announced this week that it has been awarded a tender by the UK National Health Service to supply chromosomal microarrays to four labs in Britain, with an additional eight labs able to procure arrays through an agreed-upon supply framework.

This article has been updated to include comments from Illumina and Agilent representatives.

A British effort to compare the clinical and cost effectiveness of prenatal chromosomal microarray analysis with standard karyotyping should conclude case recruitment by May 2014, with the results of the study out by January 2015, "at the latest," according to the project's lead

This article has been updated to include comments from CytoGenX.
CytoGenX, a Stony Brook, NY-based medical genetic testing services company, recently introduced chromosomal microarray analysis for a number of different indications.

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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – America's Choice Provider Network will now cover CombiMatrix's diagnostic laboratory services, CombiMatrix said today.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.