bioinformatics

WUSTL bioinformatics spinout PierianDx disclosed in an SEC filing that it has raised slightly more than $3 million of a $5 million offering.

Private equity firm Quadria Capital led the investment round and was joined by HealthQuad Fund and Heritas Venture Fund.

Precision cancer company Syapse is teaming with Seoul National University Hospital and Asian AWS partner Megazone

The LOHGIC algorithm is currently being used to analyze tumor sequencing assay results as part of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's precision medicine program.

Among other projects, the company will make improvements to its internal bioinformatics pipeline and develop a 5,000-sample cohort for oncology research use.

Pharmaceutical giant Roche has entered into a collaboration with Syapse to widen access to precision oncology technology and services.

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is putting big money into its second biology-focused investment fund in hopes of supporting engineering approaches to science.

The Martinos Center, Envision Genomics, and startup RowAnalytics are building an open precision medicine platform called Giro Health on IBM architecture.

A Baylor study compared 25 algorithms in terms of their ability to characterize missense variants and found significant disagreement in their predictions.

Fusion originally developed its synthetic capture probe technology for cancer gene fusion assays but is repurposing it to diagnose infectious diseases.

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.