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Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

British bioinformatics company Genestack hopes to overcome omics data fragmentation and inefficiencies in drug discovery with extensions to its NGS data platform.

Allscripts subsidiary 2bPrecise will work with startup PierianDx to combine NGS and clinical data as they seek to advance precision care for cancer patients.

Since selling GeneInsight to Sunquest, Partners has refocused its genomic informatics innovation on an app-based platform that it plans on making open source.

Through their partnership, Genomenon and Veritas Genetics hope to develop a new literature prioritization engine to bring down the cost of WGS interpretation.

Farsight Genome Systems is touting the rapid scalability of its analytic pipeline as it seeks to make its technology "future-proof" for clinical genomics labs.

At HIMSS18, Eric Schmidt announced a new healthcare API for Google Cloud and explored how predictive analytics might change medical care and research for the better.

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services is one of two partners in Acute Care Genomics, which is testing DNA from critically ill infants and kids across Australia.

Startup Optra Health has added Alexa and Cortana compatibility to its AI platform to help consumers understand Ancestry.com- and 23andMe-type genetic tests.

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new package called Scanpy that they hope will support major analytical efforts, such as the Human Cell Atlas.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.