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Illumina is the latest to join the consortium, which is focused on personalizing cancer care.

The effort brings together gene banks, researchers, plant breeders, and big data experts, all of whom will use genomics to unlock crop diversity.

 

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.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.