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A study comparing results from four commercial software vendors underscores a need for more standards in variant interpretation and reporting.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Qiagen and BGI Tech Solutions said today that they have signed a distribution and service agreement that allows BGI Tech to provide services and support around Qiagen's Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) to customers in China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Continuing the bioinformatics buying spree it began last year, Qiagen has acquired German biological data provider Biobase, renamed Qiagen Wolfenbüttel, for an undisclosed sum and has begun integrating some of Biobase's curated repositories with the bioinformatics assets t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Qiagen has purchased the assets of Biobase, a Wolfenbüttel, Germany-based provider of curated biological databases, for an undisclosed sum.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has updated its organism BLAST databases to use top-level — chromosome + unplaced and unlocalized scaffolds — RefSeq genomic records instead of scaffold records.

Biobase has signed an agreement with the University of Southern California and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that allows it to commercialize Annotate Variation, or ANNOVAR, an open source software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biobase today said that it has inked an agreement with the University of Southern California and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to exclusively market and distribute their Annovar genomic annotation tool.

BioBase said this week that Cypher Genomics has selected its GenomeTrax database solution to help with interpreting genomic variants in next-generation sequencing data.

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A Roche/NimbleGen official told In Sequence this week that the company is planning to launch SeqCap EZ Exome v3.0, a new version of its target-capture kit that will include an expanded target region covering more than 64 Mb of exons and miRNAs (see

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In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.