Microsoft Microsoft, M2Gen Collaborate on Oncology Analytics for Drug Discovery The partners will scale up M2Gen's ORIEN technology work on the Azure cloud to advance therapeutic development. Deep-Learning Method Helps Predict Sequencing Depth From DNA Probes Premium A novel computational method from NuProbe, Rice University, and Microsoft Research relies on a recurrent neural network to predict sequencing depth with high accuracy. Microsoft Azure Joins NIH STRIDES Cloud Computing Program STRIDES, which already contracts with AWS and Google Cloud, is making Azure AI and machine learning services available to NIH-funded biomedical researchers. Twist Bioscience Reveals MRD Testing Applications, Regeneron Genotyping Project Premium In addition to discussing Twist's liquid biopsy, NGS-based genotyping and SARS-CoV-2 NGS panel, CEO Emily Leproust touted efforts on DNA data storage. Microsoft Brings Scalability, Apps to Broad and Verily's Terra Bioinformatics Platform Premium By extending Terra to the Microsoft Azure cloud, the Broad and Verily Life Sciences hope to facilitate better data sharing, analysis, and reuse. Jan 11, 2021 Broad, Verily Extend Terra Bioinformatics Platform to Microsoft Azure Dec 1, 2020 Canadian Consortium Launches COVID Cloud to Support Molecular Research Nov 12, 2020 DNA Data Storage Alliance to Work on Interoperability, Industry Roadmap Oct 15, 2020 Pacific Biosciences, Children's Mercy, Microsoft Collaborate on Rare Genetic Disease Diagnostics Oct 12, 2020 Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative Launches With $100M Investment Sep 18, 2020 Kaiser Permanente Taps BC Platforms to Analyze Biobank, Clinical Data Premium Jun 12, 2020 New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Stilla Technologies, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Lexogen, More May 13, 2020 Adaptive Eyes NGS-Based Test for T Cell Response in COVID-19 Premium Apr 2, 2020 Bionano Prices $18M Stock, Warrant Offering Mar 20, 2020 COVID-19 Immune Response to be Mapped by Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft Jan 30, 2020 Neanderthal Genetic Ancestry Found in Present-Day African Populations Nov 6, 2019 Jax, Microsoft Team to Mine Medical Literature for Curating Clinical Knowledgebase Premium Jul 11, 2019 Microsoft, Seattle Children's Seek Genetic Markers for SIDS Through Whole-Genome Sequencing Premium Jan 9, 2019 Adaptive Biotechnologies to Leverage Genentech, Microsoft Deals to Advance Immune Profiling Business Oct 26, 2018 Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Approach Marries Sequencing, Target Enrichment, Computational Methods Premium Oct 18, 2018 Microsoft Expands Azure Software Ecosystem With New Informatics Partnerships Premium Apr 17, 2018 St. Jude Opens Its Pediatric Cancer Sequencing Data to Researchers Worldwide Premium Jan 30, 2018 UPDATE: Multi-Omics Researchers Among Recipients of New Stand Up to Cancer Awards Jan 4, 2018 Microsoft, Adaptive Biotechnologies Partner to Study Immune System Genetics Jan 2, 2018 DNAnexus Closes $58M Venture Capital Round Load More Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.