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With VarSome's search function, Saphetor wants to link geneticists and clinicians and "everything to everything else" in its database.

The Genomenon Mastermind genomic search engine links to Saphetor's VarSome genomic annotation tool, while VarSome links back to variant-related literature.

One app identifies off-target sites in gene editing experiments while a second app generates a ranked list of CRISPR designs based on gene location and other information.

DNAstack offers cloud-based access to bioinformatics solutions and mechanisms for sharing genomic data that leverage open APIs and resources. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Ariadne will provide its MedScan literature-mining technology to Quertle. In exchange, Ariadne will package Quertle's semantic search engine as an appliance solution for its customers.

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Bioinformatics Tool-Related Papers of Note, February 2009

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.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.