Appistry has added ContEst, a new tool for estimating cross-contamination in NGS tumor/normal samples, to its Cancer Genome Analysis suite. According to the company, ContEst, which was developed by researchers at the Broad Institute, will provide users with enhanced specificity by eliminating false positives called due to sample contamination.


The UCSC Genome Bioinformatics group has released a new track — a 100 species alignment on for the human genome browser.

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In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.