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Qiagen's Hereditary Disease Analysis Workflow

Qiagen has launched a new solution for studying hereditary diseases that combines several bioinformatics products in its portfolio, including its biomedical genomics workbench, biomedical genomics server solution, Ingenuity Variant Analysis, and Human Gene Mutation Database. According to the company, the combined products enable end-to-end identification and interpretation of causal variants in hereditary and rare diseases from next-generation sequencing data.

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