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Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, SoftGenetics

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health have collaborated with the Alzheimer Research Forum to develop AlzGene, a database of genetic association studies on Alzheimer’s disease. The database currently includes nearly 1,000 different studies. The resource only includes studies published in peer-reviewed journals available in English. It also provides meta-analyses on all genetic markers with published genotype data available in three or more independent samples.

SoftGenetics’ GeneMarker fragment analysis software now includes a new application for loss of heterozygosity analysis. GeneMarker directly processes electrophoretic separation data, performs sizing calculations, normalizes the data, detects areas of LOH, and provides researchers and clinicians with a patient report, the company said.

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