Computational Arm of Thomas Jefferson University Launches NGS Data-Analysis Service

Thomas Jefferson University’s Computational Medicine Center has begun offering analysis services on HandsFree, a web-based system developed by researchers at the center for analyzing next-generation sequence data.

For a range of fees, researchers can upload mouse and human DNA, RNA, exome, and ChIP-sequencing datasets to HandsFree’s server and provide some information about the type of data and the kind of analysis they would like to run such as microRNA expression profiling or SNP detection. The dataset is then quality-trimmed, preprocessed, and mapped to the corresponding reference genome. It’s then analyzed per the customer’s request and returned. Read more on genomeweb.

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