DNAnexus

Some partners are implementing their solutions on the Azure cloud while others will accept output from Microsoft's genomics pipeline as input into their solutions.

St. Jude Cloud, powered by DNAnexus and Microsoft, offers free access to thousands of WGS records plus cloud-based visualization and computational tools.

The financing, led by new investor Foresite Capital, will help DNAnexus deploy its genome informatics technology and expand its clinical trials presence.

DNAnexus is running a pilot on its genome informatics platform with Google's newly open-sourced DeepVariant variant calling tool.

Under the partnership, DNAnexus customers will have direct access to the Dragen Genome Pipeline for "ultra-rapid" genome analysis.

Vendors DNAnexus and Saphetor hope to create a seamless platform for genome-based biomarker discovery and interpretation.

The AstraZeneca Centre for Genomics Research has tapped DNAnexus to develop a secure genomics informatics environment for analyzing 2 million genomes.

DNAnexus customers now have a choice of two cloud platforms and ancillary tools and the company has access to a wider pool of potential users.

Researchers participating in ORIEN's Avatar program can use the platform to manage, share, integrate, and analyze molecular data from consenting patients.

The current arrangement builds on an existing agreement signed last year that allowed Garvan to use DNAnexus' platform for its genomics activities.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.