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New Products: SoftGenetics' NextGene

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SoftGenetics has released the latest version of its NextGene software for analyzing next-generation sequence data. The new version includes tools for HLA analysis and the ability to analyze sequence data generated from Life Technologies' SOLiD instrument. Additionally, it has improved assembly of Ion Torrent PGM data, including new coverage normalization of the Floton assembler, automatic report generation capabilities, and other features.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.