Informatics

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

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 four-year project, which ended in 2010, collected DNA samples and lifestyle information from half a million people from the UK.

The new partnership between Cloudian, OnRamp Bioinformatics, and ScaleMatrix seeks to cut the costs and processing time of sequencing analysis.

The firms plan to focus on sample processing methods, workflow automation, algorithms, and database construction. 

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.