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Two BioBase Software Platforms Earn Affy GeneChip Compatibility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — German software-development company BioBase today said that two of its software platforms are compatible with Affymetrix’s microarrary platform.
 
The company said its ExPlain Analysis System and its Transfac database have received GeneChip-compatible status.
 
The BioBase ExPlain is an integrated analysis system used for transcription regulation and pathway analysis. Transfac stores data on transcription factors, binding sites, and regulated genes.

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Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.

EHR Quality Improvement Study Detects Demographic-Related Deficiencies in Cancer Family History Data

In a retrospective analysis in JAMA Network Open, researchers find that sex, ethnicity, language, and other features coincide with the quality of cancer family history information in a patient's record.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Gut Microbiome Community Structure Gradient in Meta-Analysis

Bringing together data from prior studies, researchers in Genome Biology track down microbial taxa and a population structure gradient with ties to ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.