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A study comparing results from four commercial software vendors underscores a need for more standards in variant interpretation and reporting.

The companies have signed an agreement to integrate Qiagen's variant interpretation solution with DNAnexus' cloud-based platform.

The software provides clinical testing laboratories with tools, peer-reviewed content, and guidelines to interpret and report on variants found in oncology-based NGS tests.

BGI will provide Qiagen's Ingenuity Variant Analysis software in integrated bioinformatics for all customers of its sequencing services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Continuing the bioinformatics buying spree it began last year, Qiagen has acquired German biological data provider Biobase, renamed Qiagen Wolfenbüttel, for an undisclosed sum and has begun integrating some of Biobase's curated repositories with the bioinformatics assets t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Qiagen has purchased the assets of Biobase, a Wolfenbüttel, Germany-based provider of curated biological databases, for an undisclosed sum.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Maverix Biomics said this week that it has extended an existing co-marketing agreement with Qiagen by integrating a second set of software products to support customers analyzing data from RNA-sequencing studies.

Making good on integration plans announced last year with its informatics acquisitions, Qiagen said this week that it has updated its GeneGlobe solution, a web portal that offers access to biological assay kits and products, to include curated biological data from the proprietary

Product Watch: Qiagen GeneGlobe

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Qiagen this week announced new capabilities for GeneGlobe, a web-based solution enabling researchers to search and select from more than 31 million PCR assay kits and next-generation sequencing assay panel products.

Because most pure-play bioinformatics companies aren't publicly traded, the sector doesn’t have the financial barometer that things like quarterly earnings reports provide, making it somewhat challenging to gauge growth and speculate about future gains.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.