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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.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.