Call them the microarray boutiques. A number of smaller companies are foregoing the genome-on-a-chip idea in favor of low-density arrays with selected sets of genes involved in specific metabolic pathways.
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.
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.
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.