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By employing distributed computational resources and a novel algorithm, the VariantSpark technology is able to process a trillion data points in 15 hours. 

UK Biobank hopes cloud-based analytics tools will streamline WGS analysis and open the database to researchers who don't otherwise have access to bioinformatics infrastructure.

BlackRock, the world's largest investment manager, led the round, joined by new investors Deerfield Management and Moore Strategic Ventures as well as existing investors.

The company hopes to improve its Dragen analysis platform with data compression technology from Enancio and data management capabilities from BlueBee.

Based in Boston with operations in Ireland and Iceland, the reorganized company is supporting COVID-19 testing and population genomics as it sheds its China division.

M2Gen has seen its research database grow substantially, but now the firm must make the data useful across its clinical, pharma, and MDx partners.

The deal expands Illumina's cloud-based data analysis portfolio and gives its customers access to tools to boost assay and operational efficiency.

Researchers from startup Duality Technologies and Dana-Farber have demonstrated the efficacy and speed of a highly secure technique for analyzing encrypted genomic data.

The public-private partnership has published a paper on a list of indels larger than 50 bp that is already being used to develop new methods.

In Phase 2 pilots, four healthcare organizations helped HL7 refine its FHIR Genomics specification but  uncovered many remaining hurdles to true interoperability.

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Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.