NLP

Canada's Gene42, maker of PhenoTips software, recently forged partnerships with CHOP, Genome Canada, and SeqOne in the fight against rare genetic diseases.

The company recently licensed the university's system, which codes pathology reports in SNOMED and generates HL7 messages.

Researchers at Columbia University and CHOP believe they can shorten time to diagnosis and improve yield by extracting phenotypic data from EHRs for genomic labs.

Linguamatics' I2E natural language processing engine helps Sanofi match HLA alleles with multiple sclerosis and associated drug treatments.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also hopes its partnership with analytics vendor Cota will help it prepare for value-based reimbursement.

The new release offers faster biomedical literature searches and delivers contextually relevant results to life sciences and healthcare professionals. 

The diabetes care company will use the software under a multi-year agreement.

Linguamatics plans this year to continue building a customer base among large pharmaceutical firms, while Bioalma is eyeing the academic market to help drive growth in 2009.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.