Sophic and Biomax to Create Cancer Gene Database
 
Sophic, a life sciences software company and services integrator, said this week that it has begun an NCI-funded project to complete the Cancer Gene Index, a database of 6,610 cancer-related genes found in Medline abstracts along with manually annotated gene-disease and gene-compound relationships.
 
Sophic said the project will take 12 months and has a budget of $1.3 million.
 

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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.