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The US National Institutes of Health has decided to discontinue PubMed Commons because of low uptake.

David Lipman, who has led the US National Center for Biotechnology Information for decades, is stepping down.

The company submitted more than 95,000 recently re-curated variants identified in more than 1,500 genomes sequenced in Illumina's Clinical Services Laboratory.

Discovered and characterized through a collaboration between Feng Zhang's lab and the NCBI, C2c2 opens up the RNA world to editing and other applications.

Participants in the three-day hackathon, to be held early next year, will develop tools for analyzing NGS data in the context of specific research questions.

A study in Molecular Cell shows CRISPR-Cas9-like genome editing in human cells and suggests one protein could be an RNA-guided, RNA-cleaving endonuclease.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information is working on renaming incorrectly labeled genomes, according to Mike the Mad Biologist.

The Cas9 enzyme from S. aureus can be delivered by a viral vector and could lead to more CRISPR-based research tools and novel study designs in animal models.

The 100K Genome Project has added 20 newly completed genome sequences of foodborne pathogens generated using Pacific Biosciences' single-molecule sequencing technology to the National Center for Biotechnology Information's public database.

With this week's relaunch of the GeneTests website, formerly operated by the National Institutes of Health, Bio-Reference Laboratories chose to maintain very basic information about genetic tests, instead of asking for data t

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.