Informatics

The BeHEARD competition will award more than $600,000 worth of technology products and services for rare disease research projects.

The partners plan to develop a commercial platform for running sequence searches based on optical processing technology developed by Optalysys

The companies have signed an agreement to integrate Amyris lab services with Genome Compiler's synthetic biology software

The solutions to be developed will enable physicians to make informed decisions from genomic and proteomic analyses, according to NantHealth.

The approach brings together the spatial resolution of optical microscope and the rich molecular information generated by imaging mass spectrometry.

Method for determining coronary artery disease risk
Biological information management system and biological information management method
Computer systems and methods for associating genes with traits using cross species data
Methods and systems for storing sequence read data
Phylogenetic analysis of mass spectrometry or gene array data for the diagnosis of physiological conditions
Computational method and apparatus for predicting polypeptide aggregation or solubility

In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.