Informatics

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

The computational tools will be designed to screen DNA sequences to detect biological threats that may arise from synthetic microbial manipulation.

Verge is working with four academic institutions to create a broad resource for the translation of preclinical models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research.

Publishing house Hearst is pushing into precision medicine with a $75 million investment in M2Gen, the informatics subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center.

The company is preparing to launch its first product, an application for DNA sequencing alignment based on its high-performance computing processor technology.

An international team of researchers said their set of 80 SNPs could be used to uniquely identify and track personal genome samples.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.