Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Applied Biosystems: Nov 6, 2003


Applied Biosystems has made available software to view the 150,000 SNP assays from its completed genome-wide human SNP map. The free SNPbrowser software, which can be downloaded here, also comprises links to TaqMan Assays-on-Demand products. ABI said the software enables researchers to query the physical location of SNPs on the chromosome and linkage disequilibrium maps, and view the boundaries of putative haplotype blocks.

The SNP data that SNPbrowser can view are the result of ABI’s analysis of more than 40 million genotypes of more than 150,000 SNP-genotyping assays.

Separately, ABI has launched two real time PCR-based forensic testing kits for sexual-assault crime scenes. The products, the Quantifiler Human DNA Quantification Kit and the Quantifiler Y Human Male DNA Quantification Kit, may enable analysts to quantify the amount of amplifiable DNA present in a sample before forensic analyses.

Filed under

The Scan

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.

DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.