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Cofactor Taps Intrepid to Provide Visualization Capabilities for Cow Exome Capture Offering

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This week, Cofactor Genomics said that it is partnering with Louisville, Ky.-based Intrepid Bioinformatics to add a visualization component to its bovine whole-exome capture offering.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cofactor customers will be able to use Intrepid's data-management system to visualize variants generated by the company's whole-exome capture system, which lets users sequence and detect variants in coding and regulatory regions of the cow genome.

Specifically, customers will be able to use Intrepid's SNP data service to load data and examine polymorphisms, exons and introns, and allele frequencies among other variants.

The combined offering is expected to offer researchers a complete solution for discovery, characterization, and visualization of causative variation and hypothesis-neutral haplotype and marker analysis across any breed of beef and dairy cattle, Cofactor said in a statement.

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