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New Products: OGT's CytoSure Molecular Arrays, Golden Helix's SNP & Variation Suite 8


Oxford Gene Technology has expanded its menu of CytoSure Molecular Arrays for the investigation of DNA copy number variants underlying genetic disorders.

OGT and collaborators at Emory Genetics Laboratory designed the comparative genomic hybridization arrays, which target genes associated with 22 different diseases and disorders. A full list of the chips is available on the Oxford, UK-based firm's website.

Representatives from OGT and EGL will be discussing the arrays during the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics' annual meeting, which will be held later this month in Nashville, Tenn.

BioArray News in November interviewed Madhuri Hegde, executive director of EGL, about her work with OGT.

Golden Helix this week introduced the eighth version of its SNP & Variation Suite software, a collection of analytic tools for managing, analyzing, and visualizing multifaceted genomic and phenotypic data intended for users undertaking next-generation sequencing studies, genome-wide association studies, and copy number analysis.

According to the Bozeman, Mont.-based bioinformatics company, SVS8 offers new analysis capabilities including Haplotype Trend Regression, Fst by Marker, and DNA-Seq additions. It also offers new visualization tools, annotation track and data handling improvements, and workflow streamlining.

BioArray News recently discussed SVS8 with Bryce Christensen, director of services at Golden Helix.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.