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

With NetApp certification, sequence file compression software vendor PetaGene can improve the speed and scalability of genomic data processing for its customers.

At Bio-IT World, Sage Bionetworks' John Wilbanks called on the research community to adopt the OMOP and FHIR standards so data becomes more useful to other scientists.

The informatics firms signed agreements to offer certain of their genomic data technologies on Google's cloud-based computing services platform.

A Chinese study involving NIPS data from almost two million pregnant women found that a new bioinformatic approach improves the detection of cancer.

Now a subsidiary of IQvia, NLP vendor Linguamatics also is looking to help precision medicine providers and pharma researchers with phenotype-genotype matching.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

May
07
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss the implementation of an enterprise-wide clinical genomics platform that is shared across 10 hospitals and research organizations in the Australian State of Victoria.

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.