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FinchLab 3.2, GeneTools V4

Geospiza has released FinchLab 3.2.The new version of the company’s genetic analysis workflow- and data-management system provides new analytical capabilities, including secondary analysis for second-generation sequencing.
According to the company, FinchLab 3.2 integrates “best of breed” algorithms to characterize data sets for experiments such as tag profiling.
FinchLab is a web-based system that allows researchers to manage their laboratories across multiple genetic-analysis technologies, including capillary and second-generation sequencing instruments, Geospiza said.

Image-analysis software firm Syngene has launched GeneTools V4.
The new release of the 1D gel image-analysis software package includes new band-matching algorithms that can automatically match bands or profiles by position, Rf value, or calibrated molecular weight, the company said.

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Could Mix It Up

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Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.