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Applied Biosystems: Jun 13, 2007

Applied Biosystems this week launched a new software application, the Variant Reporter Software, which the company says will accelerate the analysis of genetic variation data.
The Variant Reporter Software cuts manual review time of genetic variation data by up to half the time it currently takes during medical sequencing projects. The software reviews the data by “automating the detection of genetic variants and streamlining the data analysis process,” the company said. 
According to Applied Biosystems, up to 70 percent of the medical sequencing process can be usurped by data analysis. Variant Reporter aims to streamline the process using proprietary algorithms to identify genetic variations based on standardized or user-defined parameters.
Results are presented for validation in a format that allows researchers to compare multiple quality control metrics at the same time. “These features are expected to enable researchers to more efficiently study complex diseases across multiple genes and process data sets larger than current software applications are capable of managing,” the company said in a statement.

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