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IBM, Agilent Team to Build Bioinformatics System

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 - IBM and Agilent technologies today said they will work together to create an informatics system designed to help accelerate drug discovery and development.


The companies will combine IBM's DiscoveryLink data integration system and the new Agilent Synapsia Informatics Workbench software suite.


It is hoped that the collaboration will enable researchers to access queries "against a broad range" of biological and chemical data from disparate sources in a variety of formats.

The Scan

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Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.