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New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Apr 22, 2016

SeraCare's Seraseq Solid Tumor Mutation Mix-II Products

SeraCare Life Sciences has launched its Seraseq Solid Tumor Mutation Mix-II products. This includes eight new products that contain a total of 40 hard-to-sequence variants that  increases the number of insertion-deletion mutations from four to 13. Additionally, the products include two DNA-level structural variants of actionable gene fusions. The company is now providing a single-tube blended reference material format that contains all 40 variants in a tri-level configuration with mutations of 10 percent, seven percent, or four percent allelic frequencies, the company said.

Agena's iPlex HS

Agena Bioscience has launched its iPlex HS, a new chemistry that enables highly sensitive, multiplexed detection of genetic variants present in solid tumors. It is ideal for targeted genotyping of tumor biopsies where high sensitivity is critical and sample quantity is limited, such as with heterogenous tumor and formalin-fixed tissue, the company said. The new chemistry enables detection of genetic variants that are present at frequency levels as low as one percent, the company said. The chemistry is run on the company's MassArray system.

GenBank 213

GenBank 213 is now available via ftp from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Uncompressed flatfiles in this release require 771 gigabytes for sequence files only. The ASN.1 data requires approximately 633 GB.

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The Scan

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.