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While the firm's customers will be able to use the module to conduct tertiary analysis of next-generation DNA-sequencing data, the tool could also benefit array users, particularly those using high-density chips in association studies.

The new module, which will provide an integrated desktop tool for tertiary analysis of next-generation DNA sequencing data, is the company's first for the NGS sector.

The company said that the next version of its SNP & Variation Suite software will be able to run on off-the-shelf GPUs and detect copy number variations 10 to 20 times faster on a GPU than on a similarly priced CPU.

New Products: Oct 26, 2010

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Life Technologies' Exact Call Chemistry probe for SOLiD, Caliper's LabChip GX assay and Sciclone NGS Workstation, Adaptive TCR's immunoSEQ, Golden Helix's SNP and Variation Suite, GenBank 180.0

Vancouver, Canada-based Sirius Genomics is using arrays to develop a test to identify individuals who respond to the hormone vasopressin and similar compounds for the treatment of septic shock.

The two firms will partner to develop diagnostics to identify individuals who respond well to Vasopressin and other compounds for the treatment of septic shock and related conditions.

Golden Helix is working with Harvard to rewrite the code for an informatics tool for studying disease heritability in families.

Golden Helix's SNP and Variation software suite contains modules for copy-number analysis, whole-genome analysis, and regression, among others, which together enable researchers to manage and analyze genetic data.

CloudScientific will distribute Golden Helix's analytical services and proprietary software in China.

While the company's main customer group to date has been researchers conducting GWAS, it is targeting the latest version of its software to those using arrays in cytogenetics and agricultural biotechnology studies.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.