Cartesian Gridspeed, a bioinformatics startup based in Auckland, New Zealand, has released the beta version of a genomic search tool that it claims offers a 10,000-fold speedup over NCBI Blast.

The company, founded last April, has seven customers in New Zealand for the product, called SLIM (Sequence Location Indexer and Matcher) Search, but has just begun speaking to potential beta customers in the US, CEO Leonard Bloksberg told BioInform last week.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

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

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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.