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New Genomics Pipeline Combines AWS, Local HPC, and Supercomputing
| HPCwire | Declining DNA sequencing costs and the rush to do whole genome sequencing (WGS) of large cohort populations presents an infrastructure challenge that some researchers are solving with a hybrid approach. more

When “Actionable” Genomic Sequencing Results Cannot Be Acted Upon

JAMA Oncology | Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher recounts an interaction he had with a participant involved in genomic sequencing, in which the term “actionable” led to false hope and dashed expectations.


Gilead Allergan Seen Trailing Intercept In Ongoing NASH Battle
| Investor's Business Daily | Gilead is trailing Intercept in the battle against NASH, Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young said Thursday, two days after Botox maker Allergan jumped in. more

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Lays Out Plan For Funding Disease Research

Bio-IT World | The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative took to Facebook Live yesterday to lay out their plan of funding the Initiative’s first project. The project, a Biohub located in San Francisco, will combine the knowledge of renowned scientists and engineers in the pursuit of curing disease. 


Monsanto Licenses CRISPR Technology To Modify Crops
| STAT | Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute to develop modified seeds. more

Getting Exascale Right, Not First
| TOP500 | The path to exascale computing hasn't been an easy one. It has had to face a daunting set of challenges in energy efficiency, application parallelism, and system reliability, just to name a few. The difficulties in bringing the hardware and software up to this level is considerable, but there is a more fundamental challenge at the heart of exascale: doing the necessary work of building an ecosystem that will last for a decade or more, not just for a handful stunt machines. more

Taking Care Of Our Own: HR In The Age Of Genomics

Bio-IT World | As far as their employees are concerned, who among these life-science players are putting their money where their mouths are? The search has been on at Bio-IT World for those organizations who are taking the logical step of subsidizing the sequencing their own employees' genomes and the clinical interpretation thereof.


Approving A Muscular Dystrophy Drug Ignites A Civil War At The FDA
| Forbes | Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration made history, approving a drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy that works by targeting the genetic mutation at the root of the disease. The decision was unique for reasons that were not just scientific. more

Childhood Cancer Targeted By Sanger Institute And St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Data-Sharing Agreement
| Bio-IT World News Brief | St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital's agreement with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute unifies the institute's COSMIC database with the data mining and visualization system of the hospital to better understand the nature of childhood cancers. more

Healthcare EDI Market to Exhibit High Growth Rate due to Rising Research and Development Activities
TODAY | ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES - Sep 26, 2016 - Electronic Data Interchange, abbreviated as EDI, is an innovative electronic communication technology, that offers exchange data standards, for exchange of data by any kind of electronic technology more

Introduction of Mobile Healthcare has Greatly Influenced Medical Science
TODAY | ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES - Sep 26, 2016 - The introduction of a wide range of portable handheld devices has substantially influenced various fields; medical science being one of them more

6 Key Benefits of Exercise - Fitness Tips
| GURNEE, IL, UNITED STATES - Sep 26, 2016 - Improving Your Overall Health -  Regular exercise is one of the best things that you can do for your body more

Stem Cells for Arthritis - Innovation in Technology and Medicine
| AURORA, IL, UNITED STATES - Sep 24, 2016 - What is Arthritis?More commonly found in people over 60, Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints of the body more

Stem Cell Therapy - Specialized Cells with the Ability to Self-Replicate Could Reform Healthcare!
| WESTMINSTER, CA, UNITED STATES - Sep 24, 2016 - Stem Cell TherapyStem cells refer to a group of body cells which are able to differentiate to form specialized cells more

How Exercises at Desk help Improve Work Experience & Relieve Pain?
| ILLUNO, DEER PARK, IL 60010 - Sep 23, 2016 - Gone are the days when people did manual labor all day. In the 21st century, we have a machine for nearly everything and most people have an office job in which they sit in the same place for hours on end more

Health Insurance Industry is one of the Cardinal Components of the Global Economy
| ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES - Sep 23, 2016 - The concept of health insurance, in general, is objectively simple wherein an individual or organization purchase services or plans to avoid their risk in event of un-avoidable health conditions more

What are the Major Causes of Thyroid Imbalances; Solution & Treatments
| SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES - Sep 22, 2016 - What is the Thyroid?Located at the base of your neck along the windpipe is a small butterfly shaped gland, known as the Thyroid gland more

| HLOHOVEC, SLOVAKIA - Sep 22, 2016 - Slovakia-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Saneca Pharma has added senior talent to its team to position the company for its next phase of growth more

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