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Researchers from Genentech have released under an open-source license a web-based protein sequence database that they claim addresses the "data preparation burden" facing most bioinformatics research groups.

Reece Hart, scientific manager of research computing and informatics at Genentech, along with Kiran Mukhyala, a bioinformatics programmer and analyst at the firm, began developing the platform five years ago to support the company's target discovery efforts, Hart told BioInform via e-mail.

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An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.