genome annotation

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.

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.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.