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July s Software, Database, and IT Deals

BioInform's Licensing Roundup: July's Software, Database, and IT Deals
Company Product Licensees
Software Ardais Ardais System Geisinger Health System
Biomax Biomax Optimized Research Environment Sanofi Pasteur
Genedata Phylosopher, Expressionist DSM
Genomatix GenomatixSuitePE BD Diagnostic Systems, Sanofi-Aventis, French National Genomic Research Consortium
Ingenuity Systems Ingenuity Pathways Analysis, Ingenuity Pathways Knowledge Base Bristol-Myers Squibb
IT Infrastructure Dell 1,668-processor cluster (PowerEdge SC1425 and 2850 servers) Center for Computational Research, State University of New York at Buffalo (Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences)

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Study Finds Sorghum Genetic Loci Influencing Composition, Function of Human Gut Microbes

Focusing on microbes found in the human gut microbiome, researchers in Nature Communications identified 10 sorghum loci that appear to influence the microbial taxa or microbial metabolite features.

Treatment Costs May Not Coincide With R&D Investment, Study Suggests

Researchers in JAMA Network Open did not find an association between ultimate treatment costs and investments in a drug when they analyzed available data on 60 approved drugs.

Sleep-Related Variants Show Low Penetrance in Large Population Analysis

A limited number of variants had documented sleep effects in an investigation in PLOS Genetics of 10 genes with reported sleep ties in nearly 192,000 participants in four population studies.

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.