Informatics

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

Fabric disclosed partnerships with Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Utah Genome Project, and Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project.

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.

Sentieon and DNAstack said their partnership is aimed at lowering the cost and improving the accuracy of genomic data analysis in the cloud.

Fresh out of Techstars, two of the creators of the rapidly adopted genomic analysis platform Nextflow have big plans for their fledgling company, Lifebit.

The platform will be based on the company's BC|Rquest system for analyzing and viewing aggregated genomic and clinical data from multiple biobanks.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.