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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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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.