The availability of open-source tools has broadened the reach of genome sequence analysis, but the need for programming skills has slowed uptake among biologists. GenePattern is aimed at these biologists, and a recent update has further tailored the tool to non-programmers.
Later this year, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and genomic software startup GenoSpace plan to launch a massive data project, called the CoMMpass study, which will follow 1,000 multiple myeloma patients over a 5-year period to help scientists understand the molecular changes underpinning the progression of the disease.
One of the key genomic research centers in the country is downsizing because of a reduction in federal funding. The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis has pink slipped 54...
An eight-year-old project to uncover the mysteries of the human genome got a big shot in the arm this week. An NIH advisory council approved some $153 million in new funding for four programs to
The U.K.'s Oxford Nanopore has raised $28 million in new venture funds to fuel its quest to create a far cheaper template for full human genome sequencing. The company is one of several groups racing
Data processing and bioinformatics may become bottlenecks as the need grows to assemble and compare large numbers of genomes, says Xconomist in a list of five transformational biotechnologies of the
A new policy paper is highlighting ways to tailor open access and data sharing policies to fit the goals of research done in developing countries. In a paper appearing online in PLoS Medicine,
Pacific Biosciences has gained $100 million in venture funds to accelerate its work on new technology that will permit gene sequencing virtually on demand. And the company's CEO is telling investors
In analyzing the PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome ETF, a fund made up of primarily small- and medium-cap biotech stocks, Seeking Alpha notes that Big Pharma's appetite for biotech
Shares of Sangamo BioSciences leapt more than 12 percent--to a 52-week high--after researchers published a new study in Nature Biotechnology indicating that its technology could be used to modify