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.

This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.