NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics firm Advaita said this week that it has been awarded up to $2.0 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop software for analyzing next-generation sequencing data for personalized medicine applications.

Advaita was awarded a Fast Track Small Business Investigation Research Phase I and II grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to develop advanced software that leverages the Plymouth, Michigan-based firm's pathway analysis software called Pathway-Guide.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.