DNASTAR® has announced the integration of the Mastermind database from Genomenon into the Lasergene Genomics software with the release of Lasergene® 17.2.
With this integration, Lasergene users can now search and cross-reference NGS variant data from millions of PubMed publications. This searching and filtering capability is complemented by DNASTAR’s robust visualization and analysis tools for resequencing and human variant detection. Mastermind literature citations are included in the DNASTAR Variant Annotation Database and are available with every Lasergene Genomics license.
This integration gives researchers new insights into their variant data and allows for even faster discoveries for those studying human genetics, cancer, and rare diseases. “There is a natural synergy between DNASTAR’s Lasergene Genomics package and the Genomenon Mastermind database,” said Shawn Grass, Interim General Manager at DNASTAR. “Mastermind’s vast annotation database provides our genomics software customers with answers about which gene variations are most likely to negatively affect health. The next wave of insights and treatment for disease will be driven by cross-institutional collaborations like this one.”
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