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Affymetrix Axiom HLA Analysis Software

Affymetrix has released Axiom Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) analysis software to complement its new Axiom Transplant Genotyping Array. The software enables affordable, high-throughput, and accurate analysis of 11 classical loci at 4-digit resolution by imputing HLA type from Axiom array-generated genotype data. It can be used for HLA typing from any genotyping dataset containing coverage of the extended major histocompatibility complex region.

The Scan

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.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.