GNS Healthcare

The company said it plans to use the technology to derive clinical insights from the large-scale proteomic datasets generated by its SomaScan platform.

Using data from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative, GNS Healthcare identifies genetic and molecular markers of rapid motor progression.

Swedish Cancer Institute has enlisted machine-learning technology vendor GNS Healthcare to model patient-specific breast cancer tumor data.

The companies plan to use machine learning and simulation to study disease drivers and identify existing and new therapies, focusing first on cardiovascular disease.

Most recently, Celgene has licensed the GNS platform for internal use and made an undisclosed equity investment in the company.

The firm will use the funding, which comes from both new and existing investors, to develop new cloud-based solutions for precision medicine.

GNS Healthcare and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to use GNS' informatics solutions to explore genomic and clinical data from the CoMMpass study.

Robert Hoyt has joined GenomeQuest's board of directors
Hoyt is currently Eximo's chief operating officer. Prior to that, he was the general manager of Endeca Technologies which sold to Oracle in 2011.

Knome has hired Josh Forsythe as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He joins the company after 10 years at Golden Helix, where held several positions including VP of business development, VP of sales and marketing, and director of marketing.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.