Analytik Jena's TAdvanced Thermal Cycler
Analytik Jena has launched the TAdvanced thermal cycler with silver block. The thermal cycler features ramping rates of up to 8 °C/s, while its silver block provides excellent heat conductivity, enabling fast equilibration to temperature transitions and energy transfer into samples, the company said. This high heat conductivity also leads to a temperature uniformity of ±0.15 °C at 55 °C, the company added.
Belgian bioinformatics firm Diploid has launched a beta version of Differ, a free application for OS X that lets users view, search, split, or merge VCF files easily. Interested users can download the app directly from Diploid's website, try it out, and provide feedback that will be used to improve future iterations of the app.
Gene Codes' Sequencher 5.3
Gene Codes has released Sequencher 5.3, the latest version of its DNA sequence and analysis software. This release incorporates the Cufflinks suite for RNA-seq analysis, visualization tools for exploring differential expression data, and enhancements to Sequencher Connections, a new interface that lets uses run multiple analyses in parallel.
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