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Genomiser correctly prioritized causal variants in as much as 68 percent of experimental cases, improving on numbers from comparable tools like Phen-Gen.
The platform features a more comprehensive list of pipelines, simplifies data movement and flow, and reduces analysis times.
HUG's genetic medicine arm will use Saphetor's software and variant knowledgebase in clinical projects focused on developmental and neurological disorders.
The launch follows a beta that kicked off earlier this year to put the software through its paces with data curators and other scientists.
Early backers can get their genome or exome sequenced at discounted rates of $999 and $399, respectively, limited to the first 10 and 50 users in each case.
Seeq has much in common with DNA.Land, launched last year, but targets individuals who have not used services from direct-to-consumer testing companies
The team has received around $900,000 in National Cancer Institute funding to develop new capabilities for CIVIC, improve curation, and engage with the community.
The software combines the output of multiple data projection methods with gene signature information to help users identify meaningful biological processes.
Unlike existing versions, CLARK-S allows mismatches between sample reads and reference databases, enabling it to map a larger proportion of input sequences.
The method works by adding noise to database search results to confound algorithms that try to access private details about contributing individuals.
In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.
The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.
The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.
Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."