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.
Early backers can get their genome or exome sequenced at discounted rates of $999 and $399, respectively, limited to the first 10 and 50 users in each case.
The company is currently testing two versions of the software, one for clinical and one for research use, in an early-access program.
Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.
Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.
Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.
In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.