Intrepid Bioinformatics

This week, Cofactor Genomics said that it is partnering with Louisville, Ky.-based Intrepid Bioinformatics to add a visualization component to its bovine whole-exome capture offering.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cofactor Genomics and Intrepid Bioinformatics have partnered to integrate their offerings for analyzing cow genome data, St. Louis-based Cofactor said today.

Intrepid plans to recruit academic researchers, who will have the option to test its tools on their own datasets or to run them on publicly available data stored in the repository.

The Kentucky-based bioinformatics startup used a series A round of funding to hire a CEO and develop a genomic data management and storage service that it plans to launch early next year.

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.