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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Gene Technology announced on Tuesday the opening of an office in Tarrytown, NY, to support and grow its US business.

This story was originally posted on Oct. 24

The International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays consortium has changed its name to reflect new collaborations with laboratories that rely mainly on next-generation sequencing, as well as with clinical geneticists for whom data interpretation and counseling, rather than technol

This article has been updated with comments from company officials.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today announced that it has acquired Cambridge, UK-based BlueGnome for an undisclosed sum.

CGH+SNP or just SNP? Geneticists who use microarrays for constitutional and cancer cytogenetics have never had so many choices.

Name: Anwar Iqbal
Title: Director of microarray CGH laboratory, department of pathology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Agilent Technologies and PerkinElmer have signed an agreement that will see PerkinElmer's Signature Genomics business switch to Agilent arrays for its genetic testing services.

A recent survey has found that laboratories differ in how they report findings indicating parental relatedness back to clinicians caring for patients with constitutional abnormalities.

Cytogeneticists are increasingly adopting chromosomal microarrays for prenatal diagnostics, but have not yet reached a consensus when it comes to what kinds of cases should undergo array-based screening and which platform is best to use.

A growing number of cytogeneticists are joining a new entity called the Cytogenomics Array Group to share data related to abnormal microarray findings.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.