Informatics

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

Geneformics, which grew out of Israel's Weizmann Institute, promises to boost the speed of moving data by tenfold and cut costs by 90 percent.

Hospital will partner with several other institutions in this effort to support data-driven research into pediatric cancers and structural birth defects.

"It's actually pretty difficult to build an artificially intelligent machine," according to a top Google life scientist, who is more focused on iterative machine learning.

The researchers plan to work with the NIH's Genome Research Alliance for Transplantation consortium to compare their method with others.

The approach, called Orion, searches for regions of the human genome that are intolerant to change and could spawn pathogenic variants.

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.