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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Personalis said after the close of the market Thursday that it has gained an exclusive license to commercialize the Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB) and has launched its genome services for researchers.

Emerging from stealth mode, newly minted Five3 Genomics is hoping to claim a share of the bioinformatics marketplace by providing cancer genome analysis services using tools developed at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

GeneTalk, an informatics startup based in Berlin, is hoping to make its bread and butter by providing customers with algorithms to prioritize disease variants and a forum through which they can find additional information about these variants from others in the community.

By Uduak Grace Thomas
This article has been updated to correct errors in the previously reported modifications made to BreakSeq — one of the components of the HugeSeq pipeline

By Uduak Grace Thomas
Cartagenia this week released a version of its Bench Lab software that is geared toward analyzing next-generation sequence data in clinical laboratories.

By Monica Heger
This story was originally published Jan. 9.
Knome has hired a new CEO as part of its strategy to expand its whole-genome sequence interpretation services into the clinic.

By Uduak Grace Thomas
As genome sequencing continues to makes inroads into clinics, established vendors and small startups are honing their informatics portfolios to tap into the growing market for software in this setting.

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Martin Madaus has been named Quanterix's permanent CEO. Madaus, who is chairman of the company, had been serving as interim CEO since May when David Okrongly left the Cambridge, Mass.-based company.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.