bioinformatics

With the recent introduction of its Reveal platform, the company behind the 1000 Genomes Project browser wants to unlock the potential of the UK Biobank dataset.

Finnish medical evidence provider Medaffcon will tap BC Platforms' global biobank analysis platform to generate medical evidence for researchers.

Foresite Capital and F-Prime Capital joined previous investors in this second Series B closing, bringing the total Series B value to £33 million.

Results from a recent study suggest that considering nearby variants can improve the accuracy of neoantigen selection, resulting in better personalized vaccines for patients.

After raising $320M in venture capital, Tempus hopes to sequence 100,000 samples in 2019 as it expands its precision medicine program into depression and diabetes.

The researchers studied edits generated by more than 40,000 gRNAs and gathered data for more than 109 mutational outcomes to create the software.

Research presented at AMIA this month demonstrated a computing method for predicting family pedigrees by mining demographic data in electronic health records.

In a poster presented at AMIA, just one-third of IGNITE participants had external structured genomic test results in their EHRs to inform clinical decision support.

The solution uses machine learning to pare down somatic variant lists, simplifying the task of manually reviewing the output of sequence analysis pipelines.

Scripps Research Translational Institute has teamed with Nvidia to create a center of excellence for AI in genomics and wearable sensors.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.