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The firms will combine their informatics technologies into an enhanced text-mining offering.

The privately held firm attributed the increase in revenues to improved sales of software licenses and "associated professional services."

Ian Dix, who heads AstraZeneca's knowledge engineering capability team, said in a statement that the company is using I2E "for knowledge discovery to support better-informed scientific decision-making, impacting discovery performance and competitiveness."

The integrated text mining platform will enable identification of chemical compounds that are structurally similar.

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Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.