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BioNano's Updated Irys Data Solutions

BioNano Genomics has launched an update to its Irys Data Solution to improve structural variation analysis in human samples. The product is a powerful suite of software and hardware solutions that includes IrysSolve, which hosts the data analysis pipeline; IrysView, which provides visualized genome map information; and IrysSolve Compute, a server solution optimized to run the IrysSolve software. The update includes IrysSolve v2.1 which includes a new automated haplotype-aware assembler that separates allelic differences in the generated maps, and a new structural variation calling algorithm that can quickly and accurately determine individual instances of both homozygous and heterozygous structural variation within a human sample.

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Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.