Bioinformatics and Cloud-Based Apps
Illumina showcased apps that will be available for its BaseSpace genomics cloud computing platform. For example, Golden Helix developed the GenomeBrowse™ cloud-enabled genomic visualization tool for analyzing DNAseq and RNAseq data. Users can access remote sample data and annotations. Partek’s Partek Flow® app provides a web-based environment for NGS data analysis, designed specifically for front-end alignment, enhanced quality control, RNA quantification, and variant detection.
A new company, Maverix Biomics, combined bioinformatics solutions designed for biologists, open-source algorithms, and cloud-based computing technology to create a software platform for NGS data analysis.
Signature Genomics demonstrated the upgraded Genoglyphix web-based data visualization software with an interactive browser for performing array-comparative genomic hybridization analysis.
Exiqon’s mIRSearch is a new web-based tool for identifying validated and predicted microRNAs that target specific gene transcripts. Gene names, sequence identifies, or key words can be used for searching.