Informatics

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

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. 

The newly announced tie-up wants to alleviate the shortage of bioinformaticists by taking over data management and storage for genomics researchers.

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.