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The developers of a web-based tool originally designed to track flu virus evolution have released versions of their software that track changes in other troublesome viruses. 

The graph-based tools will allow researchers to query large datasets and identify defining patterns of variation across cancer types and subtypes.

Under the partnership, the University of Miami will provide samples and Berg will analyze them using its Interrogative Biology platform.

PrediXcan combines gene expression-level information with trait data to predict which genes likely play a role in heritable diseases and observed phenotypes.

The researchers compared five programs used to call variants from pooled sequence data evaluating them in terms of run times, memory usage, sensitivity, and specificity.

The method detects somatic copy number alterations in whole-exome datasets without requiring input from users and irrespective of sequencing platform. 

CiViC provides a communal forum for capturing and sharing written summaries, drawn from published literature, about the clinical relevance of mutations found in cancer.

The firm plans to launch several products based on its proprietary machine learning method for identifying variants that alter cellular biochemistry and cause disease.

The ISCB is currently mulling offering an industry track at ISMB, providing training workshops and internships for students, and more.

The method uses a probabilistic approach to mine drug structure, side effects, and genomic and clinical data to identify new drug targets and mechanisms of action.

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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.