NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Exludus yesterday said it has joined the BioIT Alliance, the Microsoft-driven project that looks to harness biotech and IT tools for use in development of personalized medicine and in pharmacological research.
 
The Montreal-based company makes grid and data cluster-optimization software packages.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.