PatientsLikeMe takes on epilepsy study for vets; Thiel highlights bioinformatics;

> PatientsLikeMe, a provider of online patient communities, says it is taking part in a new study that aims to improve the health of U.S. veterans with epilepsy. Item

> Bio-IT World sheds light on Illumina's ($ILMN) buyout of a stealthy genomics startup called Moleculo. Article

> Famous investor Peter Thiel noted advances in bioinformatics among the technology fields that could accelerate growth in the economy. Report

> Clinipace Worldwide, a "digital" CRO, revealed updates to its cloud-based software for clinical development. Release

> According to Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, there were plenty of new tech innovations on tap during the ASHG meeting in San Francisco. Roundup

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