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Lexogen's Mix² software

Lexogen has launched the Mix² software, a tool for quantifying transcript isoforms in data from RNA-sequencing experiments. Features include accurate detection of differential expression, repeatable concentration estimates accross variable conditions, detection and classification of bias types in RNA-seq data, fast run-times, and small memory footprint.

For the initial release of the software, Lexogen is offering free licenses to academic users that will be valid until the end of the year.

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