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Cancer Research UK is working with the Citizen Science Alliance, Google, Amazon Web Services, Facebook, and academic partners such as Cambridge University to design and develop a free game for smartphones that will help researchers identify chromosomal rearrangements associated w

Increasing activity from sequencing vendors and other new players, as well as a flurry of activity around clinical data analysis software and the commercialization of a number of open source tools were the key trends in the bioinformatics community in 2012.

This article has been updated to change the previously reported 'phase algorithm' to 'RF-ACE algorithm'and to clarify that Apache and Spring Framework are two separate programs

This article has been updated to correct the sixth paragraph, which had incorrectly stated that Google Cloud Storage will take over hosting of the SRA from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Three bioinformatics projects have been accepted as mentoring organizations for this summer's Google Summer of Code internship — a Google-sponsored student program for open-source projects.

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation was among the investors in the company's $22 million Series C financing round.

Google has named OBF among 150 mentoring organizations for the 2010 Google Summer of Code — a student internship program for open-source projects.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based direct-to-consumer genomics firm has had a round of layoffs that it said were necessary to remain in business in a difficult economic climate. Competing DTC genomics firms have had cutbacks or are proceeding cautiously.

Google has now invested around $7 million through two rounds of private financing in the consumer genetics firm.

The grant "will be used to find out if remote clusters of computers are a better option for DNA sequence analysis than local clusters of computers."

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.