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New Products: Soft Genetics' NextGene; BGI Tech's Ultra Deep De Novo; CLC Bio's Microbial Genome

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SoftGenetics has released version 2.3.2 of its NextGene sequencing analysis software. The release includes applications for copy number variant analysis, HLA analysis, as well as a somatic mutation mining tool that can be used with all available sequencing platforms.


BGI Tech has launched Ultra-Deep De Novo, an assembly algorithm that adopts the firm's SOAPdenovo2 assembly software and heterozygous sequence processing algorithm. The tool classifies heterozygous regions within the genome, following ultra-deep sequencing greater than 200-fold coverage.


CLC Bio has launched CLC Microbial Genome Finishing Module, an add-on module to CLC Genomics Workbench. The module includes tools to align and analyze contigs, collect paired reads statistics, create amplicons and primers, add reads to contigs, sample reads and find sequence, reassemble regions, and extend contigs.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more