Category Archives: Bioinformatics

Software for Scientists

Benchling Adds Protein Tools to its Genetic Toolset

Benchling is adding new protein tools to its version control collaboration genetic toolkit. San Francisco based online gene-editing and collaboration platform, Benchling has introduced new set of tools helping molecular biologists to identify and annotate protein sequences. It enables directly importing proteins from a DNA sequence by highlighting a section of DNA that the researcher is currently working […]

DNA storage

Digital Images Can Be Stored in DNA

Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) and Microsoft have developed a new system to store data in DNA and retrieve it without error or information loss. The findings were communicated in a paper presented at the ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems. The UW team encoded the digital data corresponding to image […]

Veritas Genomics

It’s Here!! $1,000 Whole Genome Sequencing, With Results Browsable on Smartphones

Veritas Genetics has announced its $1,000 whole genome sequencing service whose results will be browsable on smartphones. The MyGenome service announced last year and set to be officially launching this month will give its clients and their physicians deep insights into their whole genome. Veritas Genomics is going one step ahead and making the genomic database […]

New Method Finds Sequences in Minutes Instead of Days

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new database search technique that allows to find DNA sequences in minutes instead of days. The method specializes in finding short reads generated by high-throughput sequencing. The findings were published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. The amount of genetic data with potentially important clinical information is growing very […]


Illumina Partners with 4 Biobanks to Genotype Their Collections

Illumina has signed agreements with Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus, Partners HealthCare, and Montreal Heart Institute to genotype their sample collections. Illumina’s technology will initially analyze 200000 samples and combine the obtained genomic data with clinical records to identify the genetic causes of several diseases. Illumina’s sequencing technology, Infinium® Expanded Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array […]

Patient iP Secures $2 Million Investment

Patient Identification Platform (PatientiP), a provider of clinical trial matching technology, has obtained $2 million in a Series A investment round. The company aims to facilitate the recruitment of individuals for clinical trials, which has become increasingly difficult due to complicated selection criteria, enrollment procedures and timelines. It is calculated that 50% of clinical trials […]

Mykrobe Predictor Software Identifies Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics have developed a new software that predicts antibiotic resistance in bacteria by analyzing their genome. The new tool, called Mykrobe Predictor, was tested in Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the results were similar to common phenotypic tests. The study has been published in Nature Communications. The increase in bacterial […]