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.

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.