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omicX team interviewed by Genomeweb

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“A precious tool for researchers” claims Sciences et Avenir

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French startup omicX on global stage

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omicX launches a new and valuable resource: datasets

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Top Tech news site reports on omicX’s innovation

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Exploiting the beauty of big data – accessing information that was inaccessible 10 years ago.

  The big data revolution is affecting us all, regardless of our line of business.  So much so, that one of France’s top scientific magazines specializing in new technologies, has just published a full feature on this revolution and how it is affecting life sciences today.   Usbek & Rica interviews a number of experts in a wide variety of fields, including Dr Schoenfelder of the Babraham Institute who says “today, we can look at data that was inaccessible 10 years ago” and Moritz Gerstung of the European Bioinformatics Institute, who adds “big data allows life science practitioners to take much more informed decisions” as well as our own resident experts, omicX founders Arnaud Desfeux et Marion Denorme.  They have …

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What is DNA fingerprinting?

Just like your fingerprint is unique to you, the DNA sequence in your cells contains certain variations that makes it unique as well. In fact, only 0.1% of your genome differs from any other individual. DNA fingerprinting is a technique to identify individuals based on their DNA sequence. Let’s review the best method and tools in DNA fingerprinting.   What makes your DNA unique? Short tandem repeats (STRs), or minisatellites, are locations in the chromosomes that contain short and repeated nucleotide sequences. These short sequences of repetitive DNA show greater variation from one person to the next than other parts of the genome. This variation is exhibited in the number of repeated units in the sequence. Since each variant act …

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