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Babraham Institute to Use DNAStar's Lasergene for Sequence Assembly, Analysis


DNAStar said this week that researchers at the Babraham Institute will use its Lasergene software for sequence assembly and analysis.

The financial terms of the licensing arrangement were not disclosed.

Other recent DNAStar customers include Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, a Canadian medical school that is also using Lasergene for genome sequence assembly and analysis (BI 9/6/2013) and the University of Giessen who licensed the software to meet similar analysis needs (BI 8/30/2013).

The Scan

Removal Inquiry

The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health.

Likely to End in Spring

Free lateral flow testing for SARS-CoV-2 may end in the UK by next spring, the head of Innova Medical Group says, according to the Financial Times.

Searching for More Codes

NPR reports that the US Department of Justice has accused an insurance and a data mining company of fraud.

Genome Biology Papers on GWAS Fine-Mapping Method, COVID-19 Susceptibility, Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Genome Biology this week: integrative fine-mapping approach, analysis of locus linked to COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, and more.