genome annotation

The Genomenon Mastermind genomic search engine links to Saphetor's VarSome genomic annotation tool, while VarSome links back to variant-related literature.

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.

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In Nature this week: improved maize reference genome, and more.

A Brazilian team has developed an open-source software tool called Mendel,MD that annotates sequencing data to identify candidate disease-causing mutations.

Researchers compared three open source annotation tools, and also looked at correspondence with public databases, identifying a number of stumbling blocks.

The so-called Genome Browser in the Cloud offers the same capabilities as the web-based version of the resource but is easier to install.

The combined products will provide customers with a comprehensive solution for managing next-generation sequencing workflows in the lab.

The company purchased Tute in a stock-based transaction that closed last month.

The platform features a more comprehensive list of pipelines, simplifies data movement and flow, and reduces analysis times.

HUG's genetic medicine arm will use Saphetor's software and variant knowledgebase in clinical projects focused on developmental and neurological disorders.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.