The project, dubbed FinnGen, was announced this week and is slated to run through mid-2023.
The platform will be based on the company's BC|Rquest system for analyzing and viewing aggregated genomic and clinical data from multiple biobanks.
Bioage Labs now intends to set up an internal laboratory to experiment with different compounds, while building out its team.
Under the agreement MedStar will contribute to Indivumed’s biobank of annotated tumor and liquid biospecimen samples, and gain research access to this larger database.
TreeWAS provides a method for identifying gene variant-phenome associations in heterogenous biobank data without compromising phenotypic resolution.
The release has been accompanied by acute interest from the genomics community, which views the resource as a "game changer" for anyone working in human genetics.
The effort is already bearing fruit, as the team has been able to validate several variants known to be connected with adverse drug reactions.
Core elements of the new program include integrating genomic data into electronic medical records and the establishment of a national genome center.
Norwegian lab BioBank will market VHL's testing products for microorganisms, animals, and plants in its home territory.
Investigators intend to genotype the biorepository using Illumina arrays with the aim of identifying markers that can be used to inform treatment and prevention efforts.
The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.
Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.
A Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.
In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.