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One of the largest repositories of molecular brain cancer data in the world, the enhanced REMBRANDT is more comprehensive than an earlier NCI-hosted version.

While "genomical" has not supplanted "astronomical" in the lexicon, geneticist Gene Robinson believes data scientists understand the sheer size of genomic information.

The group, called GOBLET, has turned its focus to more advanced courses, harmonizing curricula, and reaching out to high schoolers.

Research presented at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference shows promise in uncovering more SNP-phenotype links in GWAS.

Organizers of a data analysis challenge remain hopeful that a recent update to the Connectivity Map resource will lead to breakthroughs in DILI detection by next year.

Multi-Omics Factor Analysis looks for underlying causes of tumor variations by parsing and weighting genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data.

Dana-Farber's MatchMiner adds structure to clinical trial data to automate the pairing of patient genomic profiles to specific cancer research.

The UK-based Dementia Discovery Fund is investing $1.3M in Immuneering's drug-discovery technology in search of new molecular entities for treating Alzheimer's.

Backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Polaris Partners, Camp4 hopes its high-resolution gene maps can shorten and remove risk from the drug development process.

Informaticians at Spain's National Cancer Research Centre develop a methodology for evaluating likely drug efficacy based on specific patient genotypes.


President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.