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

The Australian startup, recently out of stealth mode, is reviving the concept of sequencing analysis by mutagenesis for NGS library preparation.

Greg Simon - Biden Cancer Initiative

Standards for interoperability and better cooperation among stakeholders will help unleash the power of genomics in cancer care, says the head of the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Flye and wtdbg2, both released this year, work with Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore data and can assemble bacterial and more complex genomes.

The company formerly known as TransMed Systems looks to bring "clarity and transparency" to the emerging field of precision oncology and in patient-trial matching.

The firm has developed a digital platform that determines whether patients meet guidelines for genetic testing, and if so, what test they should receive.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.