Omixon specializes in the analysis of targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Using our Target application suite we offer high resolution HLA typing. We also help scientists and clinicians to investigate challenging genomic regions such as breast cancer susceptibility genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), cystic fibrosis gene (CFTR), as well as custom panels.
We are happy to let you know that a new version 1.8 of Omixon Target is now available, including updated features and further improvements.
Feel free to download the new version using the plugin on the Omixon website. When installing, select the ‘upgrade’ option to renew an existing installation. This will keep all existing credits and results.
If you have the server version of Omixon Target, our support team will contact you shortly with an update.
Major New Features for the HLA typing module
- Whole gene visualization
- Whole gene typing (beta feature)
- Novel allele detection, only for SNPs (beta feature)
Minor Improvements (HLA typing module)
- Homogeneous subsampling (optimization for non-randomly distributed input data)
- Quality based read trimming (quality improvement)
- Key exon based allele pre-filtering (bug fix and optimization)
- Genome browser improvements:
- Multiple sequence alignment of alleles for more useful visual comparison (new feature)
- More metadata for short reads (quality, sequence) in the display, plus a configuration mechanism (new feature)
- New context menus (right click on the tables or genome browser)
- Other minor bugfixes and improvements …more
Vienna was home to the 8th East-West Immunogenetics Conference attended by scientists and transplantation specialists mainly from Europe. Visit the EWIC website: http://www.ewic2014.net/index.php?id=1376
The conference covered a range of topics from disease associations to technical aspects of HLA typing. In this summary, I only make a few remarks on the topics and presentations of particular interest to me. For more the list of the program please link to the conference home page: http://www.ewic2014.net/index.php?id=1377