Life Technologies today announced that its collection of human pre-designed TaqMan® Copy Number Assays have been added to the Database of Genomic Variants (DGV), the largest repository of human CNVs that’s used for studies aimed at correlating genomic variation with phenotypic data. 

The copy number assays track in the genome browser (build GRCh 37) enables scientists to select the ideal assay to interrogate a particular copy number variant region of interest by allowing them to view the location of the assay in relation to known CNVs.  The TaqMan® Copy Number Assays included in the database are also linked to Life Technologies’ Applied Biosystems website where users can get more information and easily purchase them.

The DGV is hosted by the Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.  The variation data it contains, which is continuously updated, is derived from sources such as published Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) and mapped paired end sequencing studies led by scientists around the world.

For more information, visit the Life Technologies’ TaqMan® Copy Number Assays website.

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