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Dana-Farber to Launch Computational Biology Center

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute said this week that it is opening a Center for Cancer Computational Biology that will offer researchers access to data-analysis and -interpretation services.

According to a statement, the fee-for-service CCCB will offer tools, equipment, and the expertise necessary to evaluate the large, complex datasets associated with -omic studies.

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In PNAS this week: adzuki bean genome, spontaneous mutation patterns in E. coli, and more.

An op-ed in the New York Times discusses banking of fecal samples to restore the gut microbiome.

Rules and regulations governing genetic modifications of human embryos vary from country to country, Nature News says, but such work may take place despite restrictions. is eyeing an expansion into genomic risk assessments, the Verge reports.

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Brian Wells of Penn Medicine will detail how his team's "PennOmics" integrated healthcare data warehouse accelerates clinical trial recruitment at the point of care, accepts data from wearables, and does it all in a secure, HIPAA- and research-compliant fashion.