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CLC Bio has launched Genomics Gateway, a new framework for visualizing, combining, and analyzing genome data. This first version will focus on comparative filtering of genomic variations.

The software will be included in the company's desktop software package, CLC Genomics Workbench, and will be available to all existing Genomics Workbench customers who are still eligible for product updates. A public beta of Genomics Workbench including the Genomics Gateway is scheduled for late June.


Knome has released kGAP 2.0, the second version of its genome interpretation engine, which identifies genetic factors that influence disease risk, cancer progression, and drug response. The new release makes use of cloud computing and has an initial capability to simultaneously process more than 300 genomes, according to the company. It can process sequence data from all major sequencing platforms. The company uses the software as the basis for its genome-interpretation services.



RainDance Technologies
has released its HeatWave chip, a microdroplet consumable developed using the Sony DADC Optical Disc technology, as part of a partnership with Sony DADC. The HeatWave chip was designed to be used on RainDance's RDT 1000 instrument for applications such as targeted next-gen sequencing, rare cancer mutation detection, and genetic screening. The chip supports all of the RDT 1000 commercial applications, including the recently launched genetic screening panels.
The Scan

Researchers Compare WGS, Exome Sequencing-Based Mendelian Disease Diagnosis

Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.

Researchers Retrace Key Mutations in Reassorted H1N1 Swine Flu Virus With Avian-Like Features

Mutations in the acidic polymerase-coding gene boost the pathogenicity and transmissibility of Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza viruses, a PNAS paper finds.

Genome Sequences Reveal Evolutionary History of South America's Canids

An analysis in PNAS of South American canid species' genomes offers a look at their evolutionary history, as well as their relationships and adaptations.

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.