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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Seattle-based Spiral Genetics has shifted the focus of its business from building solutions based on existing open source software for genomic data analysis, to developing a suite of products based on a proprietary method of detecting large structural changes in the genome.

Bioarray of Elche, Spain, has launched a preimplantation genetic screening service of embryos using next-generation sequencing. According to the company, using NGS for PGS is less expensive than older techniques and can be combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

Cypher Genomics said this week that it is offering trial access to Mantis, its genome interpretation technology through a newly launched program called Mantis 5-for-5.

This week, GenomeQuest launched a new Intellectual Property Management module for its software that lets customers manage their sequence IP.

The International Society for Computational Biology has awarded this year's Overton Prize to Dana Pe'er, an associate professor in the biological sciences and systems biology department at

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bioinformatics firm Omicia said today that Laboratory Corporation of America will use its clinical next-generation sequencing interpretation software as part of its clinical trials sequencing services offering.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from Omicia, the University of Utah, and other institutions have developed a method of ranking relevant disease-causing mutations, particularly in genomic samples collected from individuals and family trios, that uses biomedical ontologies to combine phenotype,

The Pistoia Alliance has hired Richard Holland to serve as its executive director of operations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery has launched.

Increasing investments from venture capital firms in commercial bioinformatics indicates that the perceived value of the market is rising and suggests a level of optimism about the revenue potential of a segment of the life sciences space that historically hasn't been seen as par

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.