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The international group has released a second tier of public data so researchers and genetic counselors can see information on specific variants across databases.

Fujitsu has developed a method of aggregating genomic information that makes it easier and quicker to query large numbers of variants for GWAS.

The Simons Simplex Collection of genomic data from 2,600 simplex autism families is accessible through WuXi NextCode's cloud-based database.

As the genomics field increasingly recognizes the importance of data sharing, Ambry has upped the ante by sequencing thousands of exomes and launching an open database.

Putting It Out There

Ambry Genetics is to make aggregated customer data publicly available, the New York Times says.

Questions about the ethics of alerting people to their cancer risk without their consent have frustrated DeCode Genetics' vision of using genetics to improve public health.

The collaboration will focus on identifying new signaling pathways and targets involved in coronary artery disease.

Sage is handling the initial data processing and cleaning for the consortium, while MSKCC is providing infrastructure for hosting the data.

Although the workshops didn't yield specific regulatory policies, discussions centered on themes such as data sharing, transparency, and public communication of test limitations.

Genomics England has selected WuXi Nextcode to interpret genomic data from cancer and rare disease samples as part of the UK 100K Genomes Project.  

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.