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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

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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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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.