Roche NimbleGen has selected Ambry Genetics as its first certified service provider for the NimbleGenSeqCap EZ Exome workflow. Ambry will provide target-enrichment services using NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Human Exome to capture all human coding sequence, coupled with next-generation sequencing services for genetic research.
New England Biolabs has introduced a new line of reagents for sample prep — NEBNext mRNA Sample Prep Reagent Set 1 and Master Mix Set 1.
The new products include enzymes, buffers, and protocols to convert mRNA to DNA, and to then construct the library. The reagents are compatible with non-directional mRNA library prep on the Illumina platforms, and also for the preparation of expression libraries.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have released Myrna, a cloud computing tool for calculating gene expression in large RNA-seq data sets. Myrna uses Bowtie for short-read alignment, and is similar to another cloud-scale genotyping tool, Crossbow.