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CRO and analytics giant IQvia, the product of the IMS Health-Quintiles merger, quietly purchased UK-based bioinformatics company Linguamatics a month ago.

Research presented at AMIA this month demonstrated a computing method for predicting family pedigrees by mining demographic data in electronic health records.

In a poster presented at AMIA, just one-third of IGNITE participants had external structured genomic test results in their EHRs to inform clinical decision support.

Organizers of a data analysis challenge remain hopeful that a recent update to the Connectivity Map resource will lead to breakthroughs in DILI detection by next year.

An opinion piece in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers four suggestions to make conferences more family friendly.

At the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, experts discussed the promise and challenges of genomic and health data, and strategies for taming it.

A CIO panel discussed why genomics IT is prepared for new security challenges and why organizations need to step up staff training and retention strategies.

Georgetown University's Subha Madhavan

Madhavan believes that the TBI community is well positioned to contribute to Precision Medicine Initiative projects both from an infrastructure and data standpoint. 

Conference attendees discussed the growing number of MALDI-TOF applications while recognizing that LDT regulation poses a particular threat to mass spec-based tests.

The conference, held at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, highlighted CRISPR research from European and private sector scientists in particular.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.