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With computing infrastructure in place, Nationwide Children's Hospital's Institute for Genomic Medicine is giving clinicians new tools for diagnosis and treatment.

The Ontario Institute of Cancer Research-hosted Cancer Genome Collaboratory has amassed 650 TB of data and supported early discovery of mutations.

Commercialization efforts will focus on the most recent version of Genialis' platform, which includes tools for RNA-seq analysis and variant discovery.

Inova Translational Medicine Institute has become more efficient running Cloudera's platform, but continues to evaluate this new world of bioinformatics.

Under the partnership, DNAnexus customers will have direct access to the Dragen Genome Pipeline for "ultra-rapid" genome analysis.

Geneformics, which grew out of Israel's Weizmann Institute, promises to boost the speed of moving data by tenfold and cut costs by 90 percent.

The SolarGenomics platform, built on the public Alibaba cloud and Annoroad's private hardware, offers analysis pipelines, storage, and laboratory management software.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

The newly announced tie-up wants to alleviate the shortage of bioinformaticists by taking over data management and storage for genomics researchers.

The new partnership between Cloudian, OnRamp Bioinformatics, and ScaleMatrix seeks to cut the costs and processing time of sequencing analysis.

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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.