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Oklahoma Foundation Licenses DNAStar's Sequencing Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An Oklahoma City medical research non-profit organization has licensed DNAStar’s sequence analysis software, the company said Monday.
 
Under the site license agreement, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation will use DNAStar’s Lasergene software in its research into the causes and cures of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and diabetes.
 
The Lasergene desktop software is used to perform assembly, visualization, and analysis functions on data from Sanger sequencing and high-throughput, next-generation sequencing projects. 

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.