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Bioinformatics firm M2Gen will analyze whole-exome sequencing and tumor RNA-seq data for the HudsonAlpha genomic lab affiliate.

In a PrecisionFDA challenge, DeepVariant calls of PacBio HiFi reads topped 99 percent precision and recall for SNVs and indels, bringing HiFi in line with Illumina. 

Data privacy firm Oasis Labs will offer a consumer-controlled data management app to customers of the DNA testing company, which was cofounded by George Church.

The award covers the first of five years for running and enhancing the All of Us Participant Technology Systems Center.

Genomic data analytics firm Sentieon uses the challenges to prove and increase customer confidence in its bioinformatics technology.

With $6.5M in new funding, the Israeli bioinformatics startup is looking to open a US office as it builds relationships with pharma, cancer centers, and payors.

Formerly the data analytics division of CTCA, Vidence is supporting an immuno-oncology trial for BMS as it looks to grow its network of hospital partners.

The company hopes to improve its Dragen analysis platform with data compression technology from Enancio and data management capabilities from BlueBee.

Precommercial firm Enancio has developed lossless compression technology that Illumina hopes will cut sequencing storage costs by 80 percent for its customers.

Based in Boston with operations in Ireland and Iceland, the reorganized company is supporting COVID-19 testing and population genomics as it sheds its China division.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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