When it came time to design a data integration system for Pfizer’s biologists three years ago, senior bioinformatics research investigator Robert Peitzsch took care to abide by an important design principle that many informatics professionals forget: keep it simple, stupid.

“I think sometimes we bioinformaticians get hung up on the nifty technical stuff,” Peitzsch said, “but it always comes back to the biology, and it must — that’s why it’s called bioinformatics.”

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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.