Appistry has added ContEst, a new tool for estimating cross-contamination in NGS tumor/normal samples, to its Cancer Genome Analysis suite. According to the company, ContEst, which was developed by researchers at the Broad Institute, will provide users with enhanced specificity by eliminating false positives called due to sample contamination.


The UCSC Genome Bioinformatics group has released a new track — a 100 species alignment on for the human genome browser.

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