Informatics

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

Blockchain-based startup EncrypGen will take advantage of Murrieta Genomics' sequencing lab and business services to market its Gene-Chain platform for data sharing.

The partners will leverage Singapore’s clinical network to collect a variety of 'omics data from consenting individuals and store the data for local researchers to investigate.  

In a recent study, a pair of researchers found that CNAs in cancer driver genes are better prognostic markers than mutations in the same genes.

Evogene and Tropical Melhoramento & Genetica aim to develop non-genetically-modified nematode-resistant soybeans using CRISPR genome editing.

Silicon Valley Startup Jungla has a 10-year vision of its founders to improve large-scale correlation of mutations and disease.

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.