At a meeting of the Pistoia Alliance last week, six vendors unveiled four cloud-based proof-of-concept platforms designed to provide a service for pharma to store and mine proprietary and public gene databases.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.