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Carnegie Mellon's Robert Murphy

The curriculum will cover computer science and experimental biology courses and offer opportunities for students to contribute to faculty research projects.

The partners have committed to analyzing coding mutations, driver non-coding mutations, and structural variations across tumor types for the project.

The awards are a result of Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition.

Unlike existing versions, CLARK-S allows mismatches between sample reads and reference databases, enabling it to map a larger proportion of input sequences.

The software combines the output of multiple data projection methods with gene signature information to help users identify meaningful biological processes.

The partners will evaluate various established research solutions including a number of variant calling methods for potential clinical use.

PNRI researchers will be able to analyze information from over 600,000 discrete tumor, blood, and urine samples from around 25,000 patients.

Sentieon's first products re-implement the Broad's GATK and MuTect but offer 10-fold, and in some cases 20- to 50-fold, increases in processing speed.

The study found that combining whole-genome expression or genome-wide methylation data with clinical data improves survival predictions in breast cancer cases.

A key feature of the platform is iMethods, which lets users pack their analysis tools and protocols in Docker containers and share them as part of their papers.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.