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

Agilent Technologies now claims its comparative genomic hybridization arrays can be used for single-cell analysis.

Name: Dom McMullan
Title: Head of Molecular Cytogenetics, West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

NUREMBERG, Germany — An Affymetrix executive this week affirmed the company's intention to submit its CytoScan HD to the US Food and Drug Administration by the end of this year, and said that it will have the product certified as an in vitro diagnostic in Europe in the s

NUREMBERG, Germany — Oxford Gene Technology will soon add another cancer-focused array to its menu of CytoSure chips for cytogenetic research. Separately, the company is planning extensions to its Genefficiency sequencing services.

Name: Jacqueline Schoumans
Title: Head of Cancer Cytogenetic Unit, University of Lausanne

Phalanx Biotech recently launched its CytoOneArray.

The Israeli government has decided to make microarray-based prenatal genetic testing available to its citizens for free.

By Justin Petrone
Taiwanese array vendor Phalanx Biotech will launch a microarray for cytogenetics research in the second quarter, entering a market already dominated by Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, and others.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.