Bioo Scientific has updated its Nextflex ChIP-seq kit, to include an optional gel-free, bead-based protocol that reduces sample-prep time by two hours and allows for complete automation of the library prep, according to the company.
DNAStar has released Lasergene 10 software for sequence assembly and analysis. The updated software includes SeqNinja, a tool for manipulating and modifying large or complex sets of genomic data, or editing sequence data and annotations across large data sets very quickly.
The new software update also includes extended support for Ion Torrent and Pacific Biosciences data; can incorporate dbSNP, COSMIC, and GERP database information into assembly and analysis; has the ability to create custom SNP tables; and can detect splice site sequence variations.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 58 of COSMIC, the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. Five new fusion gene pairs and one new cancer gene are curated in the new release. Additionally, 13 new genes have been added to the cancer gene census, bringing the total genes implicated in cancer to 487.