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Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

Participants in the round included both new and existing investors.

The resource will offer easy access to an inventory of vendors with patient-derived xenograph models as well as associated molecular data for oncology drug discovery projects.

Repositive's platform, which is currently in beta testing, will include information from Xpressomics' data repositories.

The company will use the funds to further develop software for sharing genomic data, and to initiate research collaborations.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.