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

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.

Version 5.0 of the software features tools for normalizing concepts such as gene mutations and additional query features for mining text documents.

The European Commission may exempt researchers from a copyright law to enable data mining, according to Nature News.

A company official said that two posters the company presented at the recent AACR conference are examples of a range of projects it has been working on over the past several years, though all of its efforts involve "a strong emphasis on text mining and bioinformatics and proprietary databases."

The partners will combine their respective technologies in an effort to provide hospitals, physicians, and payers access to critical and timely information with a potential role in personalized medicine.

Computable Genomix, which is in the midst of changing its business model, will use the investment to fund a pilot study validating a process to develop genetic biomarker tests.

"Embedding I2E within Pipeline Pilot workflows enables further streamlining of the process for high-throughput text mining, and provides access to additional content processing, analytics and output display options," Linguamatics said.

The firms will combine their informatics technologies into an enhanced text-mining offering.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.