UNC program aims to capitalize on demand for bioinformatics grads; Complete Genomics reveals computational methods;

> The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's growing informatics program aims to answer demand for people with data expertise in the healthcare and bioscience fields. Article

> Exco InTouch has tapped Mark Brincat, who previously worked in informatics at Pfizer ($PFE), to head product development of mobile healthcare applications. Item

> Complete Genomics ($GNOM) has published in the Journal of Computational Biology its computational methods for reading whole human genomes accurately. Release

> Datatrack International ($DATA) has redesigned its randomization and clinical supplies management software called "uIRT." Announcement

> OpenHelix has created an application that lets people watch online tutorials for the genomics resources and tools that appeared in an article on Elsevier's SciVerse ScienceDirect. Release

> Making inroads in the Japanese market, Medidata Solutions ($MDSO) said that Osaka-based Ono Pharmaceutical will use the software company's Rave product for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management for trials in Japan. Item

And Finally... Medicinal Genomics, which recently announced the release of a mobile app that explores the genomics and science of medical marijuana, has been acquired by Courtagen Life Sciences. Item