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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.  

The company is currently recruiting early adopters to put Mastermind, its proprietary database of curated genomic variants, through its paces prior to full launch next year. 

The company exited the NGS whole-genome analysis market a few years ago and is now focused on building a business around its core IP search technology.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.