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The institutions will develop a cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure for unrestricted and controlled-access data and metadata from NHGRI's projects.

The planned program is part of beta test of Repositive’s Cancer Models platform which connects biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has invested £10.5 million in the British analytics company as the companies launch a multiyear R&D partnership seeking novel drug targets.

UCSD plans to expand the Metabolomics Workbench to include a wide range of clinical trials data including demographics and trial protocols.

LabCorp will be able to develop and commercialize the test for patients with an elevated PSA to determine their risk of having clinically significant prostate cancer.

The company will supply the Chinese laboratory with its ClearCell FX1 system and help train and assist its new partner in developing cancer tests.

Using the method, the researchers predicted the effects of over 140 million mutations in different tissues and identified mutations possibly associated with increased risk of several immune diseases.

The firm anticipates that the award will accelerate the development of its over-the-counter and professional-use influenza and multiplex respiratory pathogen tests. 

An RNA test in development that confirms whether a patient has HCV within 40 minutes could enable diagnosis and prescribing treatment during a single office visit.

The assay detects a mutation that can confer hearing loss in patients, particularly neonates, who have taken gentamicin, an antibiotic prescribed for certain bacterial infections.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.