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The solution uses machine learning to pare down somatic variant lists, simplifying the task of manually reviewing the output of sequence analysis pipelines.
Some of the metrics used for the PrecisionFDA challenges have begun making their way into broader use, and additional competitions are planned.
Some partners are implementing their solutions on the Azure cloud while others will accept output from Microsoft's genomics pipeline as input into their solutions.
The institutions will develop a cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure for unrestricted and controlled-access data and metadata from NHGRI's projects.
Customers can explore public data for free but will need to pay to visualize private data or to obtain additional functionality like real-time cell-type predictions.
The company will use the funds to develop and refine proprietary algorithms for identifying more complex variants including translocations and inversions.
The planned program is part of beta test of Repositive’s Cancer Models platform which connects biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations.
The new hardware expands Garvan's current system so that it can better support large-scale whole-genome and single-cell sequencing initiatives.
UCSD plans to expand the Metabolomics Workbench to include a wide range of clinical trials data including demographics and trial protocols.
OmniTier claims that CompStor performs comparably to standard alignment-based methods but may be a more affordable solution for customers with limited budgets.
Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.
The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.
The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.
In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.