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SoftGenetics GeneMarker Sequence Repeat Expansion Analysis

SoftGenetics has released a new application for its GeneMarker software called Sequence Repeat Expansion Analysis. The app performs repetitive calculations by converting fragment size to repeat length so users no longer have to transfer data from genotyping platforms to spreadsheets, saving time and eliminating the potential for error in making such transfers.

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