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New Products: CLC Bio's MedQL Variant Prioritizer; DNA Genotek's GenoFind Services

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CLC Bio and BioQL have launched MedQL Variant Prioritizer, a plugin for the CLC Genomics Workbench. It connects with MedQL's online database to prioritize variants in gene regions based on their degree of association with a phenotype. The database contains more than 20 million articles from Medline. The plugin can be downloaded for free here.


DNA Genotek has launched GenoFind Genomic Services, a DNA extraction service that is optimized for oral samples collected with DNA Genotek's Oragene products.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.