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This week, Astrid Research, a Hungary-based bioinformatics company, launched GenoMiner, a data analysis computer with bioinformatics pipelines that let users analyze next generation sequence data.

The system includes software for short read data preprocessing, reference assembly, de novo assembly, and ChIPSeq analysis among other features.

According to the company, GenoMiner can process a human short read reference assembly of 83 million reads in about 10 minutes and perform gapped alignments to identify insertions and deletions of up to 10 nucleotides among other capabilities. It also supports several NGS platforms including Applied Biosciences' SOLiD system, and Roche 454.

The system also includes the company's GenoViewer software which can be downloaded for free.

GenoMiner will be available globally in October.

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