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New Products: Illumina's BaseSpace Apps; Broad's GenomeSpace

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Illumina has launched BaseSpace Apps, an application store for its cloud computing platform BaseSpace that will make available bioinformatics solutions for Illumina sequencing data. Diagnomics, GenoLogics Life Sciences, Genomatix, Golden Helix, Ingenuity Systems, Knome,Omicia, Spiral Genetics, Omixon, Real Time Genomics, Station X,Integromics, Biomax Informatics, and Strand
Life Sciences
were named as initial application development partners.


Researchers from the Broad Institute have released GenomeSpace, a software environment that connects genomic analysis tools. Currently, it connects six tools: GenePattern, Galaxy, Integrative Genomics Viewer, Cytoscape, Genomica, and the UCSC Genome Browser.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.