exon arrays

In Genome Research this week: molecular autopsies for sudden death, telomere methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.

By Justin Petrone
Longtime array rivals Affymetrix and Illumina last week introduced new chips targeting the exome, exonic variants in the protein-coding regions of the human genome.

The researchers found that treatment with lactate and ketones causes cancer cells to express gene profiles associated with “stemness.” They believe that these gene signatures could, in turn, predict poor clinical outcome in breast cancer patients.

The new arrays, scheduled to launch later this month, will enable researchers to examine alternately expressed exons, and are in line with Agilent's effort to build its portfolio in the gene expression market.

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.