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The center, based in Barcelona, Spain, has built a search tool for quickly locating genetic variants and associated metadata for the novel coronavirus.
In a PrecisionFDA challenge, DeepVariant calls of PacBio HiFi reads topped 99 percent precision and recall for SNVs and indels, bringing HiFi in line with Illumina.
The integration on the Microsoft Azure cloud is helping Kaiser make its vast genomics dataset available to a wider pool of researchers.
By employing distributed computational resources and a novel algorithm, the VariantSpark technology is able to process a trillion data points in 15 hours.
A computational method, coupled with PCR analysis and RNA-seq, helped researchers pinpoint several drugs that could be repurposed to fight COVID-19.
UK Biobank hopes cloud-based analytics tools will streamline WGS analysis and open the database to researchers who don't otherwise have access to bioinformatics infrastructure.
In a newly published paper, CHOP researchers described a method for rebuilding patient histories en masse to create gene-specific "footprints" in clinical records.
The grant will allow Weill Cornell to study genetic, social, and clinical factors that might explain why COVID-19 disproportionally affects minorities in the US.
Genomic data analytics firm Sentieon uses the challenges to prove and increase customer confidence in its bioinformatics technology.
With $6.5M in new funding, the Israeli bioinformatics startup is looking to open a US office as it builds relationships with pharma, cancer centers, and payors.
Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.
Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.
The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.
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