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St. Jude investigators are sharing their WGS cancer data through the St. Jude Cloud, as well as tools and pipelines to help other researchers analyze and use it.

Following an April hackathon and work from Melbourne Genomics and Fred Hutch, the Broad is about to release a long-awaited AWS version of its Cromwell workflow engine.

Ardigen has expanded into immuno-oncology, microbiomics, epigenomics, and CRISPR data analysis to support drug development and precision medicine.

With NetApp certification, sequence file compression software vendor PetaGene can improve the speed and scalability of genomic data processing for its customers.

The informatics firms signed agreements to offer certain of their genomic data technologies on Google's cloud-based computing services platform.

The Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA) project looks to harmonize ontologies and create an interoperability platform for global genomics research.

Following the launch of GenoVic last year, the organization is working to get more centers on the platform and figure out its role in an A$500M national initiative.

Some of the metrics used for the PrecisionFDA challenges have begun making their way into broader use, and additional competitions are planned.

AWS joins Google Cloud in supporting STRIDES, a nascent NIH program aimed at reducing barriers to large-scale biomedical data analysis via cloud computing.

Some partners are implementing their solutions on the Azure cloud while others will accept output from Microsoft's genomics pipeline as input into their solutions.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.