CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – In September, BC Platforms introduced BCRquest.com, a system for analyzing and viewing deidentified genomic and clinical data from multiple biobanks.

The technology now is getting its first major test, trying to unravel some of the mysteries of multiple sclerosis on behalf of Biogen and a nonprofit called the Accelerated Cure Project for MS.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.