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.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.