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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.

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.

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Pfizer and BioNTech announce they are seeking FDA authorization for their candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Science has retracted a 2007 paper from a former Dutch minister and his colleagues, according to Retraction Watch.

The New York Times reports that a plan to cull minks in Denmark to prevent the spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 strain led to calls for the prime minister's resignation.

In Science this week: winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, and more.