Informatics

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

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.

After more than two years of development, the British vendor has matched HPC for sequencing alignment accuracy, at far lower power consumption.

Molecular Health will make its analysis tools available to aid in the interpretation of raw data generated by customers of Agena's MassArray system.

A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.