Oxford Gene Technology has launched the Genefficiency RNA Sequencing service. The service is customizable, and includes a consultation with a bioinformatician after the data report is delivered.
Agilent Technologies has introduced SureDesign, an online interface to help researchers create customized target enrichment panels for next-generation sequencing. The interface is compatible with all of Agilent's target-enrichment formats, including the HaloPlex and SureSelect systems.
Researchers from the University of Maryland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released TopHat 2.0.5 and CummeRbund 2.0.0, respectively. The TopHat release, available here, includes new options to control the read alignment
and to improve mapping accuracy, as well as the ability to resume partial runs.
The CummeRbund release, available here, offers new options and features, fixes bugs, and fully supports Cuffdiff2.