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Genomics England

The partners will work together on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare and infectious diseases.

Better Understanding

Motherboard looks into the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.

The Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) comprises about 2,000 researchers in 30 research topics connected to the 100,000 Genomes Project. 

Researchers at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine are using the platform to identify genetic alterations tied to cancer and developmental disorders and disabilities.

Genomics England has selected Congenica, Omicia, NantHealth, and WuXi Nextcode to provide clinical interpretation services for rare diseases and cancer

Helomics will provide its technology to the GENE Consortium, formed to support the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.

OGT is one of five companies selected to receive a second grant from the UK's Genomics England project, which it will use to continue developing a variant interpretation solution.

Privacy Questions

Edward Hockings and Lewis Coyne raise concerns in the Guardian regarding the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project and participant privacy.

The company will use the grant to complete and launch a population-scale graph-based genome reference tool and suite of related software to assemble and analyze whole genome samples.

The funding is part of a Small Business Research Initiative competition to promote the development of new technologies to advance the diagnostic application of genomic screening.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.