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.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.