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IBM will install a POWER8-based computing and storage infrastructure, along with advanced analytics and cognitive computing software, at the university.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of genome sequencing studies appearing online yesterday in Genome Biology is stirring enthusiasm about the prospect of getting at the genetic roots of drug resistance in Haemonchus contortus — commonly known as the barber pole worm — and coming

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of Canadian research institutes, universities, and funding partners have launched a C$8.2 million (US$8 million) effort to conduct molecular and genomic studies of glioblastoma tumors and develop targeted, personalized treatments for the deadly brain cancer, th

The platform will immediately compete with Fluidigm's Digital Array technology, heretofore the sole dPCR product on the market; as well as with QuantaLife's Droplet Digital system, which was also unveiled this week.

The BSE assay will be the first commercial application of Chronix's technology, which identifies disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on circulating DNA that is released into the bloodstream by damaged and dying cells.

The San-Jose-based company will work with the University of Calgary to develop and commercialize a blood-based test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.