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Pfizer will fund the drug target studies and will hold options for milestones and licensing.

The Israel-based computational genomics platform developer and agricultural genomics firm reported a $2.1 million profit.

John Quackenbush heads Dana-Farber's Center for Cancer Computational Biology, which offers bioinformatics support for a range of applications, with a particular focus on microarray analysis. "It's not hardware or software that’s limiting," he said. "It's grayware — having the right minds to take advantage of data."

The grants, for up to $275,000 over two years, will support development of informatics for genomics, proteomics, and other areas.

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An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.

DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.

An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.