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The new center will focus on supporting and mentoring junior faculty researchers as well as on building bioinformatics infrastructure for projects.

The National Institutes of Health grant will allow the university to build a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence to advance computational biology research.

Cyclica will soon begin testing a commercial version of its services software this summer ahead of a full launch planned for next year.

Using UK10K project data, a Stanford University-led team described polygenic adaptations contributing to complex human traits over the past 2,000 years.

The group will offer free access to omic and clinical data from the project and develop software to help clinicians use the models in patient care.

By scouring the genomes of more than 1,500 individuals from diverse populations, researchers mapped human genome sites enriched or depleted for archaic sequences.

The partners have planned a three-year pilot and selected three NCI projects to benefit from supercomputers and expertise offered by four DOE labs.

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.

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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.