Epicentre Biotechnologies has released its Catch-All swabs for DNA sample collection, which are made of porous foam and include a self-contained cylindrical storage package to enable greater retention of DNA samples compared to traditional buccal swabs, the company said.
SAS has released JMP Genomics 3.0, a desktop software package that includes new capabilities for predictive modeling and whole-genome SNP analysis. JMP Genomics 3.0 allows users to perform principal components analysis on large SNP data sets in order to visually identify sample groupings, the company said. The software also supports whole-genome association studies for at least 4,000 samples with up to 1 million SNPs each, and also offers SNP-SNP and SNP-trait interaction discovery capabilities.
The software also includes links to the University of California, Santa Cruz, Genome Browser in order to display JMP Genomics statistical results in a genomic context.