Biomatters

The company is putting finishing touches on new cloud-based applications for metagenomics and oncology that it could launch as early as next year.

Biomatters has launched Geneious R7, the latest version of its genomic data analysis software.

Biomatters has launched a development group that will work with customers to build analysis pipelines and reporting engines that will be implemented on public and private cloud platforms.

This week, BioData released Labguru 2, the latest version of its life science research and lab management software.

Increasing activity from sequencing vendors and other new players, as well as a flurry of activity around clinical data analysis software and the commercialization of a number of open source tools were the key trends in the bioinformatics community in 2012.

Several bioinformatics companies who signed on to Illumina’s BaseSpace program released their applications for the cloud infrastructure this week at the American Society of Human Genetics conference.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A New Zealand government-funded collaborative genomics initiative, New Zealand Genomics Limited, said today that it is preparing to launch an integrated genomics service that will provide sequencing technologies, expertise, and information technology solutions.

Cautious optimism seems to be the prevailing mood among some of the bioinformatics vendors that have signed up to develop analysis tools for Illumina’s BaseSpace applications store.

Naveed Aziz has joined Genome Canada as director of technology programs, where he will focus on the organization's Science and Technology Innovation Centers, technology development, and bioinformatics.

Arizona State University said this week that Kenneth Buetow will take on the role of director of computational sciences and informatics in the university's newly launched Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, effective March 5.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.