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With cloud computing becoming more attractive to researchers, Nature News offers some tips on how to get going.

David Glazer from Google Genomics provided an update on the MSSNG project, a collaboration between Autism Speaks, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Google.

The database contains annotation information on the single nucleotide variants found in the human genome.

The Google Genomics Platform seeks to use the company's infrastructure and other capabilities to address a perceived need in biomedical research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SRA International, a provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, said today that it has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb) – While genomics has showed promise at a small scale for matching patients to treatments, scaling that capability up so that personalized medicine may be realized for all will require a lot more data to be sifted through, speakers at this year's American Society of Human Gen

This is the first of three stories looking at the Cancer Genome Pilot proposals selected by the NCI.

Biocept announced the hiring of Amy McNeal as its new senior director of managed care and reimbursement strategies. Biocept is a molecular diagnostics firm specializing in analysis of biomarkers from circulating tumor cells and DNA.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Autism Speaks said today it will collaborate with Google to create a database of genomic information on autism spectrum disorder that will be an open resource for use by autism researchers and will be available via the Google Cloud Platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Google has signed on to join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), an international initiative that seeks to make genomic data more useful and secure, the Internet services and products firm said in a post on its Research Blog last week.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.