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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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23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.