Dotmatics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – This week, Dotmatics launched the Ecosystem Program through which third-party organizations can develop and integrate their scientific applications into its informatics platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Privately-held UK-based informatics solutions provider Dotmatics is planning to expand its business in the North American market and has hired Rusty Irving to head its efforts on that front.

Inform Genomics has tapped Carl de Moor to be its chief technology officer.

Dotmatics has hired Richard Lingard to serve as head of commercial operations. In this role, Lingard will oversee the expansion and running of the company's commercial and customer-facing teams.

Dotmatics said this week that University of Sussex has added Studies Notebook, the company's web-based electronic laboratory notebook, to its existing Dotmatics data management platform.

Dotmatics said this week that AstraZeneca's Neuroscience Innovative Medicines Unit has selected its platform to manage research data associated with its collaborative drug discovery efforts.

Dotmatics said this week that Grunenthal Group, a German pharmaceutical company, has licensed its software to manage and analyze chemical and biological data in its projects.

This week, Dotmatics said that Shanghai Budou Technology will distribute its software products in China.

This week, Dotmatics said that the University of Leeds will use its Vortex software to analyze and visualize data for drug discovery research projects.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.