BGI partners to enter Middle East, North Africa; Computational biologists talk about their jobs;

> China-based BGI has partnered to access the Middle East and North Africa. Item

> Computational biology bloggers have given advice to anyone starting out in the sector. Commentary

> Life Technologies ($LIFE) is expecting a busy end to the year for its Ion Torrent sequencer. Feature

> CROs are using app platforms to accelerate development of eClinical systems. Article

> University of Chicago's informatics chief has spoken about the current state of genomics. Q&A

> The Israeli personalized medicine center has received a $50 million donation. News (reg. req.)

> Aptiv Solutions has updated its risk-based monitoring system. Release

> Covance ($CVD) is collaborating with Pathoquest to provide NGS-based biosafety assessments. Release | FierceCRO story

> Comprehend Systems has added former Oracle ($ORCL) and Motorola ($MSI) employees to its executive team. Item

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