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The gene fusion assay maker is the sixth member to join the consortium, which also includes Illumina and several pharmaceutical companies.

The oncology data warehouse started by the Moffitt Cancer Center and Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center now has nine members.

DNAnexus' platform will support data analysis and sharing for the third phase of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements project.

The alliance is developing new optical DNA mapping technologies for diagnostic applications.

The 3000 Rice Genomes Project will use DNANexus' platform in effort to improve nutrition, climate tolerance, and disease resistance in rice.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

The project seeks to develop standardized guidelines and tools to map terms across ontologies and help simplify data search and integration.

Cancer-ID is a newly created consortium tasked with validating blood-based biomarkers, such as CTC, cfDNA, and miRNA to bring liquid biopsies into the clinic.

The group has developed tables that match genotype, phenotype, and clinical recommendations to help inform therapy choices at the point of care. 

Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council are providing £5 million to establish the S-CORT Consortium to investigate bowel cancer biology. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.