AMIA GWAS-Methylation Integration Could Help Identify Drug Repurposing Candidates for MS Premium In research presented at the AMIA Informatics Summit, University of Texas bioinformaticians tried a new algorithm to include epigenetic factors in predicting disease progression. NCI's Sharpless Calls Data Science 'Critical' to Cancer Research, Precision Oncology Premium In a keynote to the AMIA Informatics Summit, the NCI director said precision oncology has created new challenges in data analysis and management. Prototype GenoShare Tool Aims to Help Patients Understand Risks of Genomic Data Sharing Premium Developed by Lausanne University Hospital and presented at AMIA, the technology simulates malicious attacks on personal genomic data to risk scores for specific disclosures. Demand Grows for Chief Research Information Officers as Role Evolves Along With Data Types Premium CRIOs and their equivalents often are asked to bridge academic and provider sides of institutions to support clinical trials and data analytics with massive research datasets. Healthcare Providers Try New Ways to Share Genetic Test Results With Patients, but Pitfalls Remain Premium The OpenNotes movement is encouraging experimentation as some health systems start making complete genomic reports available to patients the moment the lab signs off. Dec 2, 2019 Columbia Study Finds Low Patient Engagement With Basic Genomic Education Videos Premium Breaking News Roche Receives EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Labcorp, Omniseq, Dovetail Genomics, DNA Script, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, Strata Oncology, Bionano Genomics, More Co-Diagnostics Gets CE Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Billions for Antivirals The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. NFT of the Web Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports. 23andMe on the Nasdaq 23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported. Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.