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News on bioinformatics, software, genome analysis, variant classification, and IT in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The five-year project aims to analyze environmental DNA in three Maine watersheds to improve the management of the state's coastal ecosystems.

The company will bring its Mastermind genomic search engine to clinical labs in China, where early tests have shown a sharp reduction in VUS search time.

Researchers focused on using existing computational methods to fill in gaps in the human microbiome without reference genomes.

Two BioRxiv preprints describe new algorithms that the developers say can accelerate the pace of genome analysis.

The Wellcome Trust has granted the University of Dundee five more years of support to help bioinformaticians develop a web-compatible JavaScript version of the software.

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.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will outline how a team at Radboud University Medical Center is assessing ultra-long read optical mapping on the Bionano Saphyr system to replace classical cytogenetics approaches in routine testing and for the discovery of novel structural variants with potential scientific, prognostic, or therapeutic value that are missed by standard approaches.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
24
Sponsored by
Sunquest

This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.