As second-generation sequencing advanced in 2008, the technology took center stage in the field of bioinformatics as well. Labs buying into this high-throughput technology encountered a number of informatics challenges, including upgrading their storage and finding software to help organize and interpret the whirlwinds of data, and a number of academic and commercial efforts took steps to help meet this demand.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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10
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Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Jul
11
Sponsored by
Genomenon

This webinar will discuss an approach for automating variant classification based on the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics guidelines.

Jul
12
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will discuss a project that is analyzing the “Human Brainome” – genome, transcriptome, proteome, and phenome interaction data -- to gain insights into Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

Aug
20
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Canon BioMedical

This webinar will provide an overview of recent advances in single-cell RNA sequencing from the perspectives of three research organizations.