Atul Butte, new director of UCSF's Institute for Computational Health Sciences

In April, Butte became director of UCSF's Institute for Computational Health Sciences and executive director of clinical informatics for UC Health Sciences and Services. 

Research showed the gut microbiome of the giant panda is more similar to the microbiome of a carnivore and lacks bacteria needed to break down cellulose.

The articles focus on test regulation and clinical validation, both in the context of breast cancer risk and general variant assessment.

The company made the move after several media outlets falsely reported that Ancestry had divulged the identify of a donor without a police warrant.

The decision proposes coverage for the test for qualified Medicare patients to help determine which early-stage patients can be more conservatively managed.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of high-grade serous ovarian cancer, and more.

The new Riken president outlines some of his plans for the institute.

The Guardian discusses whether big science projects are worth the loss of resources available for other scientific pursuits.

An NEJM update from the ClinVar team highlights the difficulties of interpreting genetic variants.

Developments in scientific research are outpacing the IT infrastructure lifecycle. Avere Systems worked with Cambridge HealthTech Institute to survey 100 professionals responsible for storage in research environments. This report looks at the results of this unique survey and shares insights into the challenges expressed by respondents, like:

  • What respondents felt were their biggest issues
  • What is needed
  • Benchmarks for comparison
Jun
23
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PerkinElmer

This webinar will demonstrate how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago. 

May
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This online seminar will demonstrate how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease.