The company also extended its existing licensing agreement with Genalice, signed in 2013, to improve plant DNA analysis.
The companies began working together in 2012 to validate the read alignment and variant calling technology for use in plant genomics.
Besides optimizing open-source code, the company has forged focused partnerships with multiple bioinformatics firms including Edico Genome and Curoverse.
In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.
Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.
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