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The software, developed by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, uses machine learning methods to classify mutations as germline or somatic.

Participants tried to classify samples based on the epigenomic impact of cigarette smoke cessation and aerosol from modified- or reduced-risk products.

The computational method, called DeepCpG, is designed to tease out missing epigenetic marks and related DNA motifs in single-cell DNA methylation data.

Codexis has been using its CodeEvolver platform to engineer high-performance enzymes for next-generation sequencing and PCR for in vitro diagnostics.

Objectives for this year include building a network of ELIXIR beacons, developing new features and security measures, and partnering with data owners.

As part of the deal, scientists from Philips' Intellispace Genomics development team will relocate to NYMC's biotechnology incubator in Westchester County.

The newly minted company offers panel, whole-genome and whole exome sequencing, as well as bioinformatics analysis and reporting services to oncologists.

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.

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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.