genome annotation

With its purchase of decision support technology maker Interactive Biosoftware, Sophia looks to extend its AI platform deeper into NGS interpretation.

The researchers proposed specific functions for transporters, enzymes, and uncharacterized protein families and identified several potential DNA repair proteins.

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.

This Week in Nature

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.

Pages

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.