Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Lab 7 Systems' Clinical Annotation Manager Module

Lab7 Systems has added a new module to its enterprise platform (Lab7 ESP) for managing next generation sequencing data and workflows. The new Clinical Annotation Manager module is a data management and visualization tool that ties together third-party variant annotation databases with in-house annotations and allows clinicians to quickly build ACMG-style reports from their VCF files.

Lab7 also announced this week that it is launching a Clinical Sequencing Acceleration program that will offer small pathology labs that are just starting to integrate sequencing into their offerings an opportunity to test Lab7 ESP. Pathologists who participate in the program will have full access to the Lab7 ESP under preferential licensing terms for three years. The company is currently seeking a maximum of five labs to participate in the program. The company has also launched the Academic Sequencing Acceleration Program, an open-ended program that gives academic core labs an unlimited license to the Lab7 ESP at a fraction of the cost of the full commercial license.

The Scan

Study Finds Sorghum Genetic Loci Influencing Composition, Function of Human Gut Microbes

Focusing on microbes found in the human gut microbiome, researchers in Nature Communications identified 10 sorghum loci that appear to influence the microbial taxa or microbial metabolite features.

Treatment Costs May Not Coincide With R&D Investment, Study Suggests

Researchers in JAMA Network Open did not find an association between ultimate treatment costs and investments in a drug when they analyzed available data on 60 approved drugs.

Sleep-Related Variants Show Low Penetrance in Large Population Analysis

A limited number of variants had documented sleep effects in an investigation in PLOS Genetics of 10 genes with reported sleep ties in nearly 192,000 participants in four population studies.

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.