Roche has upgraded the software suite for its 454 GS Junior sequencing instrument.

The company said that the updated software improves sequencing consistency and robustness and also includes functionality improvements for the GS de novo assembler, GS reference mapper, and GS amplicon variant analyzer software.


Omixon has launched a free next-generation sequence data simulation service to help scientists validate their data analysis and eliminate analysis errors.

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