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The acquisition will result in a new DLS division called HudsonAlpha Discovery that will provide a range of services to the pharma, biotech, and diagnostics industries.

The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month.

The government has also pledged €5 million from the European Regional Development Fund to support the integration of genetic data into routine medical care.

The center, set to open next year, will establish a national sequencing infrastructure, manage a national genome database, and make the data available for research.

Nashville Biosciences will offer access to BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's collection of DNA samples and patient records, through BC Platforms' solution.

Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries.

The companies plan to combine Nashville's BioVU biobank of 250,000 DNA samples and 2.8 million patient records with GeneWiz's sequencing services.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: full UK Biobank dataset published, shark genomes give glimpse into cartilaginous fish evolution, and more.

The UK Biobank has collected genotyping, medical, and other phenotypic data on nearly 500,000 individuals, which it says will fuel additional studies.

The assets include significant genetic data related to women's diseases and degenerative disc disease, which Predictive will use to develop gene-based diagnostics.

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A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.