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Edico Dragen Complete Suite

Edico Genome has introduced Dragen Complete Suite on AWS Marketplace, providing Amazon Web Services users with one-click access to all Dragen next-generation sequencing data analysis applications. The Dragen CS package includes version 2 of both the germline and somatic pipelines. Dragen CS contains tools for all pipeline steps, including mapping/aligning, position sorting, duplicate marking, and variant calling. The application accepts sequencing data inputs in BCL, FASTQ, and BAM/CRAM formats, and features BCL conversion, download and upload streaming, and compressed hash tables for a more streamlined and efficient workflow.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.