Microarrays & Multiplexing

Bioyoung becomes the fifth certified service provider for Agena's MassArray platform in China and Taiwan.

The product introduction comes about two years after the company merged with AmpliDiag and Genewave.

Researchers delved into the roots of psoriasis using genome-wide association study data for almost 35,000 European or Chinese individuals with or without the condition.

The method uses a type of flow fractionation, ribosomal RNA-based species identification, and mRNA signatures of antibiotic exposure.

The partners will work together to develop serological assays measuring antibodies to determine patient immunity to diseases for which vaccines exist.

Methods for selecting and amplifying polynucleotides
Using oligonucleotide microarrays to analyze genomic differences for the prediction of heterosis
Multiplex branched-chain DNA assays
Compositions comprising oriented, immobilized macromolecules and methods for their preparation
Multiplex targeted amplification using flap nuclease
Oligonucleotide array for tissue typing

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.

A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.