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New Products: Stations X's GenePool; DNAnexus' PaaS; DNAStar's Lasergene 11.2

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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.


DNAStar has launched Lasergene 11.2, a software upgrade that incorporates new sequence alignment methods and tools in the MegAlign Pro application. The new release now supports Clustal Omega, Mauve, a fully integrated Muscle alignment algorithm, and enhanced phylogenetic trees, according to the company.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.