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Under the terms of the agreement, the partners will share de-identified genomic and clinical data as well as explore new opportunities for collaboration.

The FDA, journals, and even payors are encouraging labs to deposit variant data in public databases, but collaboration is needed to resolve interpretation discrepancies.

Ranomics is building a business around providing functional data on variants of unknown significance, starting with BRCA1 mutations.

Inova is using Translational's platform to evaluate data from MediMap, a new test that evaluates pharmacogenetics markers in seven genes in newborns.

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.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.