Novo Nordisk ups social media game; BGI unveils cloud-based genomics software;

> Thomson Reuters has launched a partner ecosystem to enable third-party partners to make use of its Cortellis life sciences information to build apps. Item

> TKL Research, a CRO, has signed on to use Medidata Solutions' ($MDSO) clinical trial management system (CTMS). Release

> Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk ($NVO) has added a Twitter account for its U.S. business, which is expected to grow its workforce by nearly 15% this year. Item

> With a new approach to informed consent, an effort in Kansas City promises to host a huge repository of openly available genomics data from a variety of sources. Article

> BGI, the DNA sequencing CRO, announced the unveiling of its cloud-based software called EasyGenomics, which enables scientists to easily access and analyze 'omics data. Release