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Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., has released the GeneTAC UC-4, a new, high-resolution imager for detection and quantitation of microarrays printed on the entire surface of a slide-sized substrate.

HTS Biosystems of Hopkinton, Mass., has appointed Masaaki Sasajima as head of HTS Asia, marking the company’s official foray into the Asian market.

AT A GLANCE: Holds a bachelors degree in biochemistry from Middlebury College and a master of science degree in biotechnology from Tufts University. Interests outside the lab include playing hockey, softball, soccer, tennis, and golf.

Combining cDNA microarrays and artificial neural networks (ANN), researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute and Lund University in Sweden have developed a genetic fingerprinting method for diagnosing four difficult-to-distinguish childhood cancers.

Swedish proteomics companies Gyros and Affibody have begun a strategic alliance to jointly develop a microfluidics-based protein microarray on a compact-disk format, the companies said.

As the promised replacements for Affymetrix s defective batch of U74 mouse arrays arrive at labs around the world, some customers are now demanding to be compensated with additional reagents to make up for their lost time and expense.

Agilent Technologies of Palo Alto, Calif., recently launched the Human 1 cDNA Microarray, its first commercially available human microarray.

Nanogen recently announced that Vance Randy White had been appointed chief executive officer and would replace company founder Howard Birndorf, who will remain chairman of the company’s board, a move that has signaled Nanogen’s efforts to accelerate its e

AT A GLANCE: Received his PhD in molecular biology from UCLA in 1989. Worked with Michael Grunstein to examine the function of histone H4 in S. cerevisiae. Post-doctoral research at CalTech with Paul Sternberg, exploring gene function in C. elegans development.

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Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.