Government contractor FedCentric has previously built high-performance data analytics software for the US Postal Service to improve logistics.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
The agreement to develop improved methods of isolating nucleic acids from tumor samples is expected to yield new commercial products for Biomatrica and provide the company with a foothold in the molecular diagnostics market.
SAIC-Frederick and Biomatrica are collaborating on developing better processes for isolating nucleic acids from tumor samples collected by pathologists in clinics.
Under its subcontract with SAIC-Frederick, GNS will use its REFS platform to assess NCI data on several oncology drugs.
SAIC-Frederick is seeking a subcontractor to run a Comprehensive Data Resource to support the biorepository and biospecimen research programs.
The partners will use Complete Genomics' sequencing and bioinformatics services to analyze 50 tumor-normal pairs.
The collaboration is part of NCI's Advanced Technology Partnerships Initiative, which "seeks to reduce the time and cost of developing new cancer treatments," according to a statement
Under a collaboration, the two firms will integrate Geospiza software with Pacific Biosciences' PacBio RS platform.
Under the partnership, SAIC-Frederick researchers at the Core Genotyping Facility will use the Fluidigm Access Array system to target and amplify the genome of EBV DNA virus.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.