NEW YORK, March 19 – GeneData, a Swiss bioinformatics company, said Monday it would provide its Phylosopher software for comparative genomics studies to the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation.

NITE will use the software to annotate sequence data “of particular interest for pharmaceutical applications” generated at its facility in Tokyo, a statement said. In the past, NITE has sequenced the genomes of Pyrococcus horikishii  and Aeropyrum pernix

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.