The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Bioinformatics (NCICB) is putting together an ambitious project to create a nationwide bioinformatics network that it’s calling caBIG (Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid). NCICB is currently in the process of notifying a number of cancer centers it has selected to participate in the pilot phase of the project. Once those centers are on board, the work is expected to progress “at the speed of the Internet,” according to NCICB director Ken Buetow.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

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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.