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New Products: Stations X's GenePool; DNAnexus' PaaS

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Station X has launched GenePool, a cloud-based software application to manage, analyze, and communicate genomic and clinical information. Users can analyze sequence information from both DNA and RNA to identify biomarkers. The software has a web browser interface. Users can do analysis comparisons between tumor and normal genomes, analyses comparing responders and non-responders, and trio-based analyses for genetic diseases, among other applications.


DNAnexus has launched PaaS, or platform-as-a-service to enable clinical testing laboratories to move their analysis pipelines into the cloud using their own algorithms as well as industry tools and resources to create customized workflows. According to the company, the platform enables genomic research enterprises to expand their data analysis and storage infrastructure needs into the cloud and transform large capital expenditures into transparent operating expenses.

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TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.