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An Australian team has sequenced some 4,000 healthy individuals over 70 years old for the Medical Genome Reference Bank database.

It will be possible to upload genomic data to Australia's My Health Record system, which has raised privacy issues, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The researchers focused on modeling a signaling pathway that they believe could be a viable target for combination therapies that they hope to explore in clinical trials.

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BC Platforms will provide Monash with its core suite of tools including ones for statistical analysis, variant interpretation, and data sharing.

Agilent will provide technology and training for the jointly-run lab, expanding on a 2011 deal to open a microarray technology center at Monash University Malaysia.

The single-cell genomics center at the Monash Health Translation Precinct near Melbourne will be the first of its kind in Australia.

This story was originally posted on Dec. 8
Expanding its reach in Southeast Asia, Agilent Technologies said last week that it has partnered with a Malaysian university to open an array service center.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies and Monash University Sunway campus today announced the creation of a center to provide training in molecular and genetic studies.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

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