Qlucore, Lund, Sweden, has released version 3.6 of its Omics Explorer data analysis software.

The new version of Omics Explorer offers fast and simple visual analysis of measured data from a wide range of sources and instruments. Results are presented in real time with a visual update, making it easy for publishing and working in teams.

Omics Explorer ships in a base module with an option to add a next-generation sequencing (NGS) module with extensive functionality for NGS data analysis. The program integrates well with workflows and, with a Python-based template, it is possible to control the program through a script and configure well-defined analysis steps.

The latest version of the program incorporates several new features to make data analysis easier and faster. The main improvements are the ability to import single-cell data and improved survival calculations directly, using hazard ratios. Other new additions include one more classifier method in the machine-learning module (gradient-boosted decision trees), which is especially important for precision medicine applications; and the fusion gene workbench (part of the NGS module), which incorporates a new circle plot to enable a completely new analysis category. The fusion gene workbench supports filtering on detected gene fusions based on quality parameters as well as on existence in public databases. The program comes with the Mitelman database of chromosome aberrations and gene fusions in cancer.

The suite of standard templates is now expanded to include an option for direct import of single-cell data from 10x Genomics, and an option for direct data download from the Cancer Genome Atlas. The data import wizard supports import and normalization of count data. Support for direct import of data from the Salmon tool is also added. The volcano plot has more options for cut-off lines, making it easier to generate publication-ready plots.

For more information, visit Qlucore.

Featured image: The fusion gene workbench in Qlucore Omics Explorer V3.6 offers a circle plot that enables a new analysis category.