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The new initiative, called MEGA+, will extend the process of genomic data sharing to all medical data, including electronic health records and imaging files.

The mCODE team recently released standards for inputting genomic and other data into patient records to boost patient record transferability and trial participation.

Researchers are collecting genomic and clinical data on cancer patients outside of clinical trials to understand tumor biology, treatment efficacy, and care gaps.

The California-based health system is expanding its partnership with clinical decision support vendor CancerIQ to integrate risk assessment into the Cerner EHR workflow.

The company's new KidneyCare test will include AlloSure for rejection, AlloMap for quiescence, and Cibiltech's AI algorithm for graft health information.

The year-old Princess Máxima Center, based in Utrecht, has turned to bioinformatics firm The Hyve to address integration and interoperability issues.

The acquisition of OTTR Complete Transplant Management will enable CareDx to integrate the EMRs of patients at transplant centers with longitudinal patient surveillance data.

While large health systems develop comprehensive precision medicine strategies, smaller hospitals don't want to wait for pharmacogenomics technology.

Major EHR vendor Cerner would like to see the SMART on FHIR protocol take off as it seeks to make genomic data just another element of a patient's record.

Research presented at AMIA this month demonstrated a computing method for predicting family pedigrees by mining demographic data in electronic health records.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia's announcement of a coronavirus vaccine approval was met with concern as safety testing has not yet been completed.

New Scientist writes there aren't much data available on the accuracy of the two rapid COVID-19 tests the UK plans to roll out.

In PNAS this week: downstream effect of oncoprotein fusion, epigenetic changes influence tRNAs in colon cancer, and more.

Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.