New York, NY (Scicasts) – A large, multi-centre clinical trial led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) shows that a new genetic test resulted in significantly more clinically relevant information than the current standard method of prenatal testing.
Phoenix, AZ (Scicasts) – Just like populations of human beings, clusters of living cells are made up of individuals possessing unique qualities.
Santa Clara, CA (Scicasts) – Affymetrix has announced the availability the gene expression microarray for use on the GeneAtlas Personal Microarray System, bringing the power of the world's largest collection of referenced microarray gene expression data to the personal bench-top of every life scientist.
London, UK (Scicasts) - Toray has announced the European release of its new 3D-Gene products, a range of three dimensional DNA chips for use in microarray analysis.
Chestnut Hill, MA (Scicasts) - The development and first use of a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito have established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the insect adapts to outsmart insecticides and other preventive measures, according to findings published in the current edition of the journal Science. The SNP array’s snapshot of the Anopheles gambiae genome can be used by scientists worldwide to advance public health efforts to contain and eliminate the deadly disease, according to Boston College biologist and senior author Marc A.T. Muskavitch.
Pathwork is a member of the Powered by Affymetrix (PbA) program, which includes 11 diagnostic companies. There are currently more than 20 different molecular assay tests based on the Affymetrix platform under development by Affymetrix and its PbA Partners.
"Together Affymetrix and Pathwork have developed and now bring to market a very powerful tool to potentially improve cancer diagnostics and subsequent treatment planning and outcome," said Kevin King, president of Affymetrix. "The Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test is supported by extensive analytical and clinical validation data. This not only expands the menu on our diagnostic platform, but opens the door for other gene expression-based diagnostic tests that are currently being developed by Affymetrix and our PbA partners on the GCSDx platform."
Affymetrix has announced the launch of the Affymetrix UserForum, an online magazine featuring weekly updates on new technology, analyses, services, and training. The magazine will help scientists perform fast and successful GeneChip microarray experiments.