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Integromics has launched the second version of its SeqSolve software for analyzing next-generation sequencing data. The latest version features proprietary annotations and new applications for ChIP-seq and RNA-seq — including alternative splicing, significant new gene discovery, and transcript-level differential expression, according to the company.



DNAStar
has released Lasergene 9.1, a software upgrade, which now includes desktop computer support for genome-wide association studies using next-generation sequence data and the integration of protein sequence, structure, and bioinformatics method capabilities in one application.

Axeq Technologies has launched its Exome Turnkey Discovery service, which aims to find disease-causing variants through exome sequencing and analysis. The service, launched at an introductory price of $9,000, combines 75-fold coverage exome sequencing of a family trio with analysis services that include data filtering and mapping, variant filtering, determination of putative candidates, and Sanger sequencing services for further validation.

The company is also now offering a whole-genome sequencing service in conjunction with array-CGH to detect copy number variation. It utilizes its Axeq-CNV array, a custom designed array that contains 180,000 probes and was jointly developed by researchers at the Genome Medicine Institute at the Seoul National University.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.