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Panelists at the NSGC annual meeting said artificial intelligence approaches like chatbots could complement traditional genetic counseling approaches.

The company's software-related revenues grew year over year, but its sequencing and molecular analysis revenues declined.

Hitachi and Centre Léon Bérard have opened a research lab in Lyon that will apply AI to medical imaging and predict response to radiation therapy from genomic markers.

InformedDNA's network of remote counselors will augment the AI-driven chatbots offered by OptraHealth's automated GeneFax platform.

Microsoft is applying its Project Hanover AI to Jackson Laboratory's Clinical Knowledgebase to help tumor boards find appropriate therapies based on tumor mutations.

With a $3.7 million NIH grant, database developers hope to garner FDA recognition, develop a new user interface, and further integrate its use in cancer care.

A San Jose, California-based company appears to be the first in the US to routinely offer nanopore sequencing as part of a testing lab service. 

The five-year funding commitment represents a 5 percent increase over the previous grant period for the rapidly growing archive of 3D protein structures.

The deal with AstraZeneca serves to validate the company's technology, while two new distributors have raised the software vendor's international profile.

The educational grant will support UpToDate's development of technology to help medical professionals advise their patients on health implications of genetic tests.

The partners will integrate Genialis' gene expression analysis software with Thermo Fisher's Invitrogen Collibri Stranded RNA Library Prep kits.

The "augmented intelligence" startup applies machine learning and contextual language processing to make sense of multi-omics datasets and inform drug discovery.

A new partnership and licensing agreement will help the research institute aggregate genotype and phenotype data for the NIH-funded PreCISE Network asthma program.

The company offers products and services for analyzing, interpreting, and reporting clinical next-generation sequencing data with a focus on cancer.

The project is part of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to build reference maps of all human cell types using single-cell analysis.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation-led project aims to lead researchers to new insights about biomarkers indicating Parkinson's disease progression.

While the Oxford, UK-based company has focused on drug development partnerships to date, it is also keen to see uptake of genetic disease risk screening by the NHS.

Inqaba will distribute DNAStar's Lasergene software suite for DNA, RNA, and protein sequence analysis in Africa.

The company's SpliceCore platform maps patient RNA sequencing data to a collection of over 5 million alternative splicing errors to pinpoint ones that cause disease.

The standards address ongoing data analysis issues including ways of securely sharing and analyzing genomic information across platforms and mechanisms for consistently identifying sequences.

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Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.

The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.