Close Menu

cytogenetics

Roche NimbleGen said that in the second half of 2011 it plans to double the density of its arrays for comparative genomic hybridization to 4.2 million markers, and will also introduce CGH/SNP arrays containing 2.1 million markers.

Lineagen's new chromosomal microarray testing and genetic-counseling service, dubbed FirstStepDx, aims to appeal to pediatricians who are charged with treating children with possible autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay.

BioArray News spoke with Ledbetter about his new role at Geisinger, as well as the continued activities of the International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays Consortium.

In a year when the word "sequencing" was on everybody's lips, microarray-based applications advanced steadily into routine clinical use.

Officials from BlueGnome and the CCMC said they hope the wider availability of the arrays will spur cancer cytogenetics researchers to adopt the consortium's design and further the efforts of the CCMC to set standards for using arrays in cytogenetics.

Keener than ever to establish itself as a key genomic research tools provider for in vitro fertilization laboratories, BlueGnome recently rolled out a new offering to help doctors better understand the biological factors underlying recurrent miscarriage.

The CCMC will next year carry out a multicenter validation study to demonstrate that the technology is reliable and reproducible enough for clinical use.

As part of the platform adoption, Christchurch-based Canterbury Health Laboratories has implemented the NimbleGen workflow for cytogenetics, including arrays, reagents, instruments, and software, in its core facility.

While Affy officials said they were "surprised" by the decrease in service revenues, they cited "steady progress" in the company's genotyping and expression businesses.

According to a company spokesperson, the growth was primarily driven across the two application areas by sales of its SeqCap EZ Exome offering for target enrichment as well as its CGX cytogenetic arrays.

Pages

In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.