Cambio has released its HaloPlex Target Enrichment Kit for next-gen sequencing. According to the company, the kit includes an improved PCR technology that enables millions of PCR reactions in a single tube. The key to the technology is the addition of a selector probe library following fragmentation and denaturing, which guides the targeted fragments to form circular DNA molecules.
DNAStar has released its SeqMan NGen software for the Linux operating system. The software can assemble whole human genomes on a desktop computer in less than a day, and small bacterial genomes in a minute, according to the company.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland have released version 1.0.2 of the transcript assembly software Cufflinks here. The new release fixes several bugs and adds a few enhancements.