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The financing round will support uBiome's ongoing efforts to commercialize its clinical microbiome analysis, sexually-transmitted disease, and gut wellness tests.

With their strategic partnership, the bioinformatics firms seek to "break the biomarker bottleneck" that is holding back the potential of multi-omics research.

The framework, called HEAL, could be used as an early screening test for AAA and as a personal health management tool. In addition, it may be applicable to other complex diseases.

Veracyte said that the draft policy is open to a 45-day comment period and could potentially go into effect in early 2019.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has invested £10.5 million in the British analytics company as the companies launch a multiyear R&D partnership seeking novel drug targets.

Fueled by an NIH SBIR grant, analytics firm Cytobank is building out its machine-learning algorithms and adding pipelines to support big-picture research.

While "genomical" has not supplanted "astronomical" in the lexicon, geneticist Gene Robinson believes data scientists understand the sheer size of genomic information.

As part of an NIH SBIR grant, Genomenon is automating the curation of medical literature in its Mastermind variant interpretation software.

Veracyte anticipates that it can tap into the growing precision medicine market by leveraging its database of RNA sequencing data for thyroid and lung cancer. 

The STRIDES program aims to establish industry partnerships to provide NIH researchers access to cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services.

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The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.