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The amount of cancer data being generated is driving researchers to develop artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning methods to help them keep up.

The food safety firm is using NGS testing and data analytics to create actionable information for retailers and manufacturers.

Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.

DNAstack offers cloud-based access to bioinformatics solutions and mechanisms for sharing genomic data that leverage open APIs and resources. 

The project is utilizing an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system and includes a collaboration with Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences.

The partners will evaluate various established research solutions including a number of variant calling methods for potential clinical use.

The partners are building applications on the Google cloud to store, process, explore, and share genomic and healthcare data.

It's Electric

GlaxoSmithKline and Verily Life Sciences form Galvani Bioelectronics.

A key feature of the platform is iMethods, which lets users pack their analysis tools and protocols in Docker containers and share them as part of their papers.

'Going Big'

Alphabet leadership and others defend Verily's ambitious projects, Stat News reports.

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.