Informatics

The developers of a web-based tool originally designed to track flu virus evolution have released versions of their software that track changes in other troublesome viruses. 

The database currently includes 60 oncogenes with variants associated with therapies and clinical trials, or that have been functionally characterized.

The graph-based tools will allow researchers to query large datasets and identify defining patterns of variation across cancer types and subtypes.

Under the partnership, the University of Miami will provide samples and Berg will analyze them using its Interrogative Biology platform.

In partnership with OHSU, the company is developing a system focused initially on cancer that will let institutions access internal datasets without compromising patients' privacy and security.

Management method and system for implementation, execution, data collection, and data analysis of a structured collection procedure which runs on a collection device
Using lexical analysis and parsing in genome research
Data independent acquisition of product ion spectra and reference spectra library matching
Method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing genetic information obtained by using next generation sequencing (NGS)
Genetic information management system and method
Genomic application data storage

In Nature this week: method to detect single-nucleotide and copy-number alterations in single cells from archival tissue, and more.

China has announced new rules governing the use of stem cell treatments, Nature News reports.

Wired's Sarah Zhang expresses frustration as a microbiome study of homes uncovers expected bacteria.

A database containing genome sequences from strains of foodborne pathogens may enable regulators and companies to quickly identify outbreak sources, Reuters reports.