computational biology Computational Biologists Seek Continuous Benchmarking of Bioinformatics Technology Premium The in-development Renku method from the Swiss Data Science Center was built to update automatically as new metrics are introduced. Wyss Institute Spinout Pluto Biosciences Bets on Collaborative Bioinformatics Platform Premium The startup, which makes a collaborative bioinformatics platform for molecular lab workflows, just closed a $1 million seed round and is preparing a free version of its software. Jackson Laboratory Modernizes its Research Data Storage Infrastructure Premium The proliferation of NGS data has prompted Jax to organize storage into tiers based on access needs and to implement a chargeback program so researchers know the true costs. PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more. PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more. Sep 3, 2015 GenoFAB Mulls Commercialization Options for GenoCAD, Seeks Partners for Pilot Projects Premium Aug 27, 2015 Web-Based Phylogenetic Tools Offer Insights Into Viral Evolution, Geographic Spread Premium Aug 26, 2015 FNLCR, FedCentric Partner to Explore Graph-Based Analytics for Cancer Research Premium Aug 21, 2015 Berg, U of Miami Extend Cardiovascular Disease Collaboration Aug 12, 2015 UChicago's PrediXcan Tool Helps Elucidate Genetic Mechanisms of Disease-Phenotype Associations Premium Aug 4, 2015 NHGRI Study Evaluates Variant Detection Software for Pooled Sequence Data Jul 30, 2015 Case Western Computational Tool Improves on Existing Methods to ID Copy Number Alterations Premium Jul 23, 2015 WUSTL Team Begins Testing Platform for Sharing Summaries on Clinically Relevant Cancer Variants Premium Jul 23, 2015 Toronto Startup Deep Genomics Launches First Product for Bioinformatics Market Premium Jul 17, 2015 Computational Society Steps Up Efforts to Broaden Industry Participation in Academic Community Premium Apr 30, 2015 Weill Cornell Team Develops Computational Tool to Better ID Cancer Drug Targets Premium Apr 21, 2015 SQream Enters Life Science Domain with Launch of GenomeStack Premium Apr 20, 2015 Japanese Pharma Taps Oxford Bioinformatics Spinout to Analyze Genomic Data for Drug Development Premium Apr 15, 2015 JHU Researchers to Launch New Coursera Specialization Focused on Genomic Data Science Premium Mar 9, 2015 Young Investigator Profile: Kimberly Glass Feb 23, 2015 Foundation Medicine, H3 Biomedicine Partner to ID Cancer Drug Targets Jan 29, 2015 Analysis Highlights Strain Diversity in Gut Microbiome Oct 21, 2013 Goldman Sachs, Leerink Swann Initiate Coverage of Foundation Medicine Oct 9, 2013 Bayer, RWTH Aachen University Create Computational Biomedicine Center Oct 4, 2013 NIH to Commit $11.3M for New Methods to Study Variants in Non-Protein-Coding Regions Load More Breaking News Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants Highlights Natural Variation, Gene Function Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Vibrent Health, VCU Partner to Offer Twin Research Platform Castle Biosciences Acquires Cernostics for up to $80M Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Inivata Partner on Clinical Liquid Biopsy Studies The Scan Could Mix It Up The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says. Closest to the Dog New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs. Offer to Come Back The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back. PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.