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Microsoft and the University of Washington researchers encode 200 megabytes of data in DNA.

A collaboration between the Broad Institute and Microsoft Research has created machine learning-derived rules to improve on-target efficiency.

The Genome Analysis Toolkit is available on the Google cloud and will be launched on Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM's clouds and BaseSpace later this year.

The partners will build a proof-of-concept case for a cloud platform and associated services to manage and integrate genomic data for healthcare use.

Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.

Both companies have made their products available on Azure, and Curoverse is collaborating with Microsoft on benchmarking tools for analysis pipelines.

UC Santa Cruz is collaborating with Microsoft's research arm to use Azure to analyze data from several genomics projects focused on pediatric cancer and other diseases.

The strategy could be applied more widely to study the development of other organ systems, and will benefit from new single-cell gene expression analysis technology.

US Patent 8,521,441. Method and computer product for reducing flurophore-specific bias. Inventors: Roland Stoughton, Hongyue Dai. Assignee: Microsoft

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.