NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, Santa Cruz has used $10.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new repository and user portal for storing and providing access to the massive volumes of data being pumped out by cancer genomics researchers each day, UCSC said today.

The new Cancer Genomics Hub, or CGHub, was supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute through a subcontract with SAIC-Frederick, the main contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

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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.