Life Technologies' Ion Torrent is sponsoring a project at Carnegie Mellon University to develop open-source software that will help clinicians interpret human genomes, the institutions said this week.

Robert Murphy, director of the Lane Center for Computational Biology in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, will lead the multidisciplinary CMU team. Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and at Yale University will provide whole-genome sequencing and patient data for the project.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.

Sep
27
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
Sponsored by
Fabric Genomics

This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.