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International Haplotype Map Project, EGene

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The International Haplotype Map Project has released new datasets and added several new features to the HapMap browser. The browser includes a new “region” view that displays 200 kb and serves as an intermediate between the detailed view, and the chromosomal overview. There are also new tracks in the browser to display expected linkage disequalibrium values within windows along the chromosome.
 
The browser also includes a new plug-in that downloads phased genotypes for the region being browsed. New datasets include CEL files from Affymetrix GeneChip 500K Mapping Arrays on the HapMap samples, and inferred genotypes for 78 CEPH children based on the known genotypes of 60 CEPH individuals.
 

 
EGene plans to introduce its automated HLA SSP genotyping system at the 32nd annual meeting of The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, held in San Diego this week.
 
EGene CEO Ming Liu said the platform “will benefit human leukocyte antigen genotyping analysis by … replacing labor-intensive slab gel electrophoresis methods [and] … simplifying and digitalizing the tedious data process work. eGene will attend this meeting to introduce our products to HLA laboratories.”

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