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The company'sExatype software is a web-based solution for locating HIV drug resistance mutations using raw NGS data and other functional information.

A recent paper describes sample infrastructure for connecting tumor sequence to drugs and trials for use by labs offering oncology NGS-based panels.

New bioinformatics businesses bloomed over the past year in spite of a challenging market and encroachment from instrument vendors and other larger entities.

The new challenge focuses on computational methods for identifying blood gene expression signatures that can be used as markers of smoking exposure.

Participants in the three-day hackathon, to be held early next year, will develop tools for analyzing NGS data in the context of specific research questions.

The study demonstrated the efficacy of using the Oxford Nanopore MinIon and a bespoke computational pipeline to perform metagenomics testing of viral infections in patients. 

Congenica and Omicia have signed contracts to interpret data from the first 8,000 patients in the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.

Roughly a quarter of the five-year investment will support existing and new biomedical and health research efforts to improve patient care and personalize treatments.  

The new center will provide a common space for scientists from various disciplines to work on computational and statistical challenges.

As newly-minted GenoFAB mulls commercial models for its GenoCAD DNA design web app, the company is trying to engage with its target market through pilot projects.

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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.