Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Genome sequences of individuals from populations around the world provided insights into out-of-Africa migrations and Aboriginal Australian ancestry.

The Swiss Personalized Health Network will create a new national infrastructure for sharing clinical data among university hospitals, institutes, and others involved in health research.

Proponents believe the Million European Genomes Alliance will spur research, stimulate the life sciences economy, and ultimately improve clinical care.

The resource, which builds upon the contents of the SIB-developed UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot database, aims to be a comprehensive source for human protein data, integrating proteomics and protein research repositories. Commercial partner GeneBio also plans to offer a set of for-fee tools targeted at the pharma industry.

The Swiss group at Lausanne will work with collaborators to create a database and characterize human proteins.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.