The curriculum will cover computer science and experimental biology courses and offer opportunities for students to contribute to faculty research projects.
Snyder's new book, "Genomics and Personalized Medicine," serves as a primer for patients and doctors, touching on topics from tailored cancer therapy to wearable devices.
The company is working on new tools for sample preparation and data analysis that will make the MinIon more suitable for educational users.
CyVerse, the developers believe, better expresses the platform's capacity to provide data management and computation to researchers across multiple scientific disciplines.
As part of a course this fall, 20 undergraduate and graduate students used the MinIon in two hands-on "hackathon" sequencing projects.
The study demonstrated the efficacy of using the Oxford Nanopore MinIon and a bespoke computational pipeline to perform metagenomics testing of viral infections in patients.
The funding, which is being provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will also be used to expand the lab's outreach efforts to underrepresented student groups.
The initiative aims to educate patients and healthcare providers about the benefits and limitations of NIPT screening and how to interpret the results.
The new six-course online specialization will teach core bioinformatics principles and concepts to biologists and computer scientists.
A panel at the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference discussed ways to encourage greater diversity and deeper participation from members
Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.
Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.
The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.
CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.