data-management software

The institutions will develop a cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure for unrestricted and controlled-access data and metadata from NHGRI's projects.

CHOP's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center will use PhenoTips software from Gene42 to integrate "deep phenotyping" with genomic data.

Fueled by an NIH SBIR grant, analytics firm Cytobank is building out its machine-learning algorithms and adding pipelines to support big-picture research.

Finland-based Tieto and Swiss firm BC Platforms will jointly develop technology for integrating genomic and clinical data in the Northern European market.

British bioinformatics company Genestack hopes to overcome omics data fragmentation and inefficiencies in drug discovery with extensions to its NGS data platform.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has created a SNOMED-CT and LOINC extension to make a cancer pathology report as "readily presentable as a CBC."

The company is hoping that consumers will use its platform to manage their health data, to participate in research, and to learn about their own and their family's health risks.  

The DocUBuild tool grew out of the eMERGE network and helps institutions curate and manage genomic educational material for clinicians and patients alike.

Newly launched aggregator Seqster will help Boston University researchers collect data from EHRs, wearables, and gene tests to identify concussion biomarkers.

Data aggregator InterSystems will integrate Edico Genome's DRAGEN CGIS into EHRs for easier test ordering and bidirectional data exchange.

Pages

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.