Two research groups demonstrated the de novo assembly of a human genome and a tomato genome, using data from Oxford Nanopore's MinIon.
Penn State University has established a new program to train graduate students to apply data science to biomedical sciences, including genomics.
Open-source communities have worked in parallel for years, but the need to combine translational and clinical research could be served by the merger.
The firm will use machine learning and bioinformatics, and will generate new genomic data to help improve and personalize treatment of BRCA mutation carriers.
The University of Edinburgh analyzed more than 6,000 genomes in a year, an effort made possible by a computing center dubbed a "genome factory" by its director.
A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.
Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.
Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.