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Downloads and Upgrades: SeqMan NGen and Pro, SZYBKI 1.8, and Syapse for Labs

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DNAStar has added SeqMan NGen and SeqMan Pro applications to BaseSpace Apps, Illumina's store for cloud-based bioinformatics applications.

The addition means that BaseSpace users can now license DNAStar's software for one, two, or three days and use its workflows to run de novo or reference-guided sequence assemblies. The apps also provide visualization, analysis, and filtering capabilities.


OpenEye Scientific Software has released SZYBKI 1.8. This version features several fixes, a new utility program called FreeForm, a new forcefield for protein-ligand interactions, as well as improvements to entropy calculations and the optimization process.


Syapse has released a new clinical omics reporting application called Syapse for Labs that provides diagnostic laboratories with tools for generating molecular profiling test reports.

The software lets users manage patients' clinical information, omics data, and supporting laboratory data and it stores biomedical evidence, such as variant interpretation, in a versioned knowledge base. Also, patient test reports are automatically assembled by a configurable rules engine, which updates reports as the evidence in the knowledge base evolves.


The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.