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.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.