Repositive

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.

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.