Researchers compared three open source annotation tools, and also looked at correspondence with public databases, identifying a number of stumbling blocks.
The team is making several improvements to its MyGene2 platform portal in an attempt to encourage open sharing of genomic data.
The company submitted more than 95,000 recently re-curated variants identified in more than 1,500 genomes sequenced in Illumina's Clinical Services Laboratory.
Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.
Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.
In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.