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.

Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.