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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.

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.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.