SNP microarrays

An international team of researchers said their set of 80 SNPs could be used to uniquely identify and track personal genome samples.

The company is targeting the new product at researchers who need a comprehensive, pan-ethnic, and affordable solution to genotype many samples.

Three major European genomics service providers have founded a consortium to offer cost-effective, whole-genome genotyping on a new Illumina SNP array.

The company said the investments will support growth in its AncestryDNA genetic genealogy offering.

Under the agreement, customers will be able to purchase GeneSeek Genomic Profiler SNP arrays from Illumina, initially for genotyping cattle, pigs, and horses.

Women whose 21-SNP panel result indicated they were at high risk of obesity were less likely to respond to exercise by losing weight or body fat.

metspalu

The Estonian Genome Center aims to introduce genomic medicine via the country's online medical data infrastructure, according to Andres Metspalu, its director.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A direct comparison of array comparative genomic hybridization and quantitative PCR methods for detecting aneuploidy in IVF embryos has found the methods to be largely concordant, though qPCR had a lower rate of discordance with well-established SNP arrays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — CombiMatrix presented data this week showing that chromosomal microarray analysis of more than 4,000 miscarriage analyses yielded a successful result over 85 percent of the time.

Name: Ian Campbell
Title: Associate professor, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.