News & Updates

Release 51

Happy New Year 2016! We started with an eagerly awaited new release. Exactly 6364 haplotypes were added to the YHRD reference database. The overall number of validated population studies finally breaks the 1000-mark (1015). Enjoy.

(posted over 6 years ago)


bug fix

Unfortunately we introduced a undetected bug within our last software update (December 7th). Under some circumstances the requested Metapopulation and National Database was mistakenly assumed to be empty when there was no match found. This behavior is unintended and was corrected by now. (Thanks Tom and Peter)

(posted over 6 years ago)


Registration open

To attend the Haploid Markers 2016 workshop (May 20-21, 2016 in Berlin) and to present a talk and/or poster, please register on-line. Please note that early bird rates are available until March 31st, 2016 only!

(posted over 6 years ago)


Release 50

Six years were needed to upload the first and another six years for the second 50k haplotypes. For the third 50k tranche only 3 years went by. On July 18, 2015 we launched jubilee release 50 of the YHRD with 11,285 new STR profiles. The database is now comprised of 154,329 haplotypes. Altogether 991 populations in 129 countries are represented. The new Data File Validator and self-submission software helped us a lot to cope with the amount of new data.

(posted almost 7 years ago)


All new YHRD

This is a huge update of the underlying software. Most noticeable we updated the whole file processing libraries. We’ve added sophisticated checks to validate/approve your files and advising you to fix/improve them: Welcome our Data File Validator! If you want to know how to created or export an input file on your own, we have instructions for each task: export from GeneMapper, create spreadsheet files for search, create spreadsheet files for kinship calculation, create spreadsheet files for mixture calculation and create spreadsheet files for AMOVA & MDS calculation.

Furthermore we added some pages to illustrate the structure even more: More information on metapopulations.

Finally we had to apply a lot of TLS/SSL security fixes to protect your privacy. Just to name some: LogJam, FREAK, POODLE, BREACH, CRIME, again POOLDE and of course Heartbleed. If you are brave enough, go checkout our security report/test at Qualys Inc. SSL Labs.

(posted about 7 years ago)

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