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Genomenon Mastermind

Genomenon has launched Mastermind, an analytic and data visualization tool that accelerates gene and variant curation. The software mines millions of medical publications and delivers a comprehensive knowledge base of disease-gene-variant relationships curated from primary medical literature, organized into clinical categories, and prioritized by the strength of evidence, the company said. Mastermind has reviewed literature and found associated variants for all the genes from Thermo Fisher Scientific's Ion AmpliSeq comprehensive cancer panel; Illumina's TruSight Tumor 170 solid tumor cancer panel; Thermo Fisher's and Fulgent's hereditary cancer panels; and Thermo Fisher's, Illumina's, and Fulgent's cardiomyopathy panels.

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.