Lab7 Systems

Five months after a name change, the former Lab7 Systems has evolved its technology into an app-based platform to support NGS, translational research, and cell therapy.

The company said it will use the proceeds to further develop its core software platform, and to hire additional programmers and bioinformaticians.

Their combined offering will provide customers with a single solution for managing lab operations and performing sequence analysis and mutation identification.  

Lab7 Systems has released a beta version of its next-generation sequencing data workflow management software platform, available for download to early-access users from the company's website. The company is planning updates to the software every four to six weeks.

Lab7 Systems has launched a beta version of its next-generation DNA sequence data workflow management software platform. The company is seeking feedback from beta users that will further development of its software which is expected to launch fully later this year.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.