While the business arm of IBM may have waited until October 2000 to formally launch a life sciences unit, the research branch of the company has been quietly building a comprehensive bioinformatics toolset since 1996.

Isadore Rigoutsos, who manages the bioinformatics and pattern discovery group at IBM’s computational biology center, told BioInform that the team recently released a new version of its web engines and tools.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.