NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics and Mendel Health announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to combine their respective cancer clinical trial matching platforms.

Under the terms of the deal, the companies will incorporate Mendel's deep-learning engine — called Mendel.ai — in CGI's disease-focused reports and testing results. An initial version of the system is expected to be available to early-access partners in the second quarter of this year, with a wider rollout later in 2017, they said.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

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