Informatics

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

Researchers developed a gene expression-based classifier for four gastric cancer subtypes and found that some are associated with better outcomes than others.

The release has been accompanied by acute interest from the genomics community, which views the resource as a "game changer" for anyone working in human genetics.

Researchers got together at the ISMB/ECCB conference to create, clean up, and organize Wikipedia articles on biomedical informatics.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT sees long-term potential in APIs for secure transfer of clinical and genomic data, but it's not quite there yet on the genomic side.

Tempus and Rush will work together to rapidly collect and analyze important biospecimens to fuel cancer research. 

CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.