A Stanford University-led team is partnering with US defense contractor Northrop Grumman on a bioinformatics contract funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that will expand an immunology database and web portal.

Atul Butte, an associate professor of pediatrics and pathology at Stanford, will lead the team, which has members from the University of Buffalo and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.