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The new hardware expands Garvan's current system so that it can better support large-scale whole-genome and single-cell sequencing initiatives.

UCSD plans to expand the Metabolomics Workbench to include a wide range of clinical trials data including demographics and trial protocols.

OmniTier claims that CompStor performs comparably to standard alignment-based methods but may be a more affordable solution for customers with limited budgets.

The STRIDES program aims to establish industry partnerships to provide NIH researchers access to cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services.

Built by two of the creators of Nextflow, former Techstars company Lifebit makes scaleable genomic analysis technology that runs in the cloud.

GenoVic will provide workflow management, variant interpretation, and a data repository that supports various analytics tools for clinicians across the state of Victoria.

The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.

St. Jude Cloud, powered by DNAnexus and Microsoft, offers free access to thousands of WGS records plus cloud-based visualization and computational tools.

The award expands an existing collaboration between the firms for automated organism design.

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The Wall Street Journal looks at cloud computing for genomics research at the Broad Institute.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.