Informatics

News on bioinformatics, software, genome analysis, variant classification, and IT in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

BioCompute Objects provide a structured language and format for sharing computational protocols and procedures for next-generation sequencing data with regulatory agencies.

Australia's Garvan Institute is teaming up with startup E-Nome to explore how secure storage of personal genomic records could support medical research.

Under a new agreement, Centogene will integrate its CentoMD database of phenotype/genotype variants of rare diseases into the Qiagen bioinformatics platform.

The firms will combine PacBio's single-molecule sequence data and de novo assembly with Bluebee's cloud-based genomics analysis platform.

The researchers are developing a province-wide registry of targeted sequencing test results for the study that will be made available to other cancer researchers.

The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.