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BioDiscovery last week released version 5.1 of its Nexus Copy Number software for DNA copy number analysis.

The upgrade includes the addition of the FASST2 segmentation algorithm, incorporation of PennCNV processing, and support for Affymetrix OncoScan arrays.

Additionally, BioDiscovery said it has improved the tool's interface to allow users to more easily identify possible pathogenic regions, compare those with already processed samples, obtain annotations from many external databases, and generate customized reports.

BioDiscovery claims its tool can integrate and process together, in a single project, data from most commercially available array platforms. The software tool is applicable in cytogenetics research and genome-wide association studies, according to the firm.