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The method detects somatic copy number alterations in whole-exome datasets without requiring input from users and irrespective of sequencing platform. 

CiViC provides a communal forum for capturing and sharing written summaries, drawn from published literature, about the clinical relevance of mutations found in cancer.

The firm plans to launch several products based on its proprietary machine learning method for identifying variants that alter cellular biochemistry and cause disease.

The ISCB is currently mulling offering an industry track at ISMB, providing training workshops and internships for students, and more.

The method uses a probabilistic approach to mine drug structure, side effects, and genomic and clinical data to identify new drug targets and mechanisms of action.

SQream's first product for the space is based on its database technology and provides tools for storing and analyzing genomic sequence data.

Eisai will use Genomics' tools in its drug R&D efforts including for target selection, validation, and more.

The course sequence is intended to teach basic computational and statistical skills for analyzing and exploring high-throughput sequencing data.

 At Brigham and Women's Hospital, Kimberly Glass is integrating different types of omics data to develop useful gene models.

The New York Times profiles Jeffrey Hammerbacher, who has moved from Bear Stearns and Facebook to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Pfizer and BioNTech announce they are seeking FDA authorization for their candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Science has retracted a 2007 paper from a former Dutch minister and his colleagues, according to Retraction Watch.

The New York Times reports that a plan to cull minks in Denmark to prevent the spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 strain led to calls for the prime minister's resignation.

In Science this week: winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, and more.