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Payors' demands for clinical utility evidence can be met through greater use of databases and registries, Harold Varmus and Rebecca Eisenberg said. 

LifeOmic will use Genomenon's Mastermind technology to tag disease-causing variants with citations from the applicable literature.

MCRI is planning to integrate its POSSUMweb database into FDNA's Face2Gene software, in order to enhance its library of genetic syndrome data and images.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genotyping-by-sequencing approach, Encyclopedia of Proteome Dynamics resource, and more.

The team aims to release the new resource sometime next year, with the hope that it will become as widely used as other institute databases.

Make it a Bit Fuzzy

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

The list is intended to provide ClinVar a level of assurance about the quality of variant classification data submitted by clinical labs.

The addition of the patient-facing family history platform will expand and enhance Invitae's existing genome management support services, the company said.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: efforts to recode the Salmonella typhimurium LT2 genome, Human Genome Variation Archive database, and more.

The companies believe the database can facilitate outcomes research, improve variant interpretations, inform drug development efforts.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.