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Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.

In the longer term, the two firms plan to use PlexBio's multiplexing technology to develop a full menu of infectious disease assays. 

Datavant, a fledgling spinoff from Roivant Sciences, is trying to break down information silos that often lead to poorly designed clinical trials.

Google expects its newly released open-source update to DeepVariant to improve the accuracy of variant calling, particularly in plant and animal genomes.

In healthcare, Cloudera has evolved from mostly supporting downstream variant stores to being a centerpiece of the shift to GATK4.

Fresh out of Techstars, two of the creators of the rapidly adopted genomic analysis platform Nextflow have big plans for their fledgling company, Lifebit.

After more than two years of development, the British vendor has matched HPC for sequencing alignment accuracy, at far lower power consumption.

The collaboration will leverage DiaSorin's Liaion MDX PCR system, and Tecan's Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution to provide users a complete sample-to-result system.

The new algorithm, called TOPSPIN, complements the company's MMprofiler test. It is considering making TOPSPIN-generated data available to its MMprofiler patients.

The two firms are collaborating on a system to share genotypic, phenotypic, and treatment outcomes data with physicians on a mobile-device network.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.