computational biology

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

The automated tool AMELIE is designed to prioritize candidate genes found in individuals with Mendelian disease, aiding in exome analyses and diagnoses.

The researchers are taking a transcriptome-wide approach to identifying and validating common genes that affect genetic risk in both breast and ovarian cancers.

DCell, a visible neural network, uses deep learning techniques to model cellular behavior almost as accurately as has been observed in laboratory settings. 

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

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

BioCompute Objects provide a structured language and format for sharing computational protocols and procedures for next-generation sequencing data with regulatory agencies.

A study of gene expression data from 173 breast cancer patients identified subtype-specific associations between molecular processes in tumor and blood cells. 

Enpicom will initially offer separate solutions on its ImmunoGenomiX platform for research and clinical applications in oncology but seeks to expand into other disease areas.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.