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Researchers got together at the ISMB/ECCB conference to create, clean up, and organize Wikipedia articles on biomedical informatics.

The telegenomics startup will use the proceeds to support the rollout of its genetic consultation services. A pilot version of the services was launched last fall.

Tamr's software may help researchers involved in the project to organize, unify, and integrate large quantities of genomic and other data for analysis.

Era7 is leading an effort to develop a platform for analyzing patient microbiomes that could be integrated with hospitals' EHRs.

SAP has released products for integrating and analyzing structured and unstructured clinical and genomic datasets, and supporting patient cohort analysis.

As newly-minted GenoFAB mulls commercial models for its GenoCAD DNA design web app, the company is trying to engage with its target market through pilot projects.

Genentech developed Unison to reduce the amount of time researchers spent on data preparation prior to bioinformatics analysis. Recognizing that many scientists outside the company are grappling with the same issues, they decided to release the system under the open-source Academic Free License.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.