Bozeman genetics company releasing free genome browser software

Bozeman-based Golden Helix, a genetics company, will release a piece of free software next week called [GenomeBrowse](http://www.goldenhelix.com/GenomeBrowse/index.html), a visual browser for the human genome.

The company calls GenomeBrowse an “evolutionary leap in genome browser technology” combining a slick UI with a “robust, performance-driven backend.”

I think this line is cute:

>The marriage of these two equally important components results in a product that makes other genome browsers look like 1980s DOS programs.

I’m no biologist, but if you are, you might want to check out the link above. The software will be publicly available on Sept. 12.

Golden Helix was founded in 1998 by Christphe Lambert. It calls itself a bioinformatics company that helps medical researchers diagnose genetic causes of disease and improve drug safety and efficacy.

By Michael Becker

Michael Becker is the Web Editor of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He has been a blogger and professional journalist since 2005, covering subjects ranging from nonprofits and crime to engineering and technology.