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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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.