BIOINFORMATICS

CytoSure

23 May 2012

Oxford Gene Technology

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), a provider of innovative clinical genetics and diagnostic solutions to advance molecular medicine, has released an update to its CytoSure Interpret Software for array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) analysis.

By utilising a new relational database design, the software allows sample data to be stored and analysed in accordance to its relationship with other data. For example, samples can be segregated into different projects by sample type or by user, thereby simplifying analysis.

It can also perform common analysis steps automatically via the 'Accelerate Workflow' mode – which, the company says, significantly speeds up analysis, especially when working with a large number of samples.

The intuitive graphical interface detects DNA regions exhibiting genomic variation, with results annotated with the relevant syndromes, genes, exons, and segmental duplications. This also includes links to external databases, putting each variation in context and helping to highlight the biological implications of the data generated.

In addition, the release incorporates a number of cancer annotation tracks, enabling meaningful interpretation of results obtained using OGT’s growing portfolio of CytoSure Cancer arrays.

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