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Why Big Pharma Wants To Collect 2 Million Genomes
TODAY | Nature News & Comment | For the head of AstraZeneca's genomics initiative, the challenge is not just getting the sequences, but in putting them to use - wisely. more

Addressing Common Roadblocks In Drug Development: Keynotes At 2016 Discovery On Target

Bio-IT World | There is tremendous unlocked potential for new therapeutic drugs. Some of the key aspects of drug development were addressed with novel solutions in compelling plenary keynote talks at the 2016 Discovery on Target Conference in Boston last week.


Microsoft Goes All in for FPGAs to Build Out AI Cloud
TODAY | TOP500 Supercomputer Sites | Microsoft has revealed that Altera FPGAs have been installed across every Azure cloud server, creating what the company is calling "the world's first AI supercomputer." more

Color Genomics Raises $45 Million To Expand Genetic Testing
| Bloomberg | Color Genomics Inc., the three-year-old startup aiming to democratize genetic testing, sealed $45 million in funding as it seeks to make its tests for cancer more affordable and accessible, the company announced Tuesday. more

Kite Unveils Anticipated CAR-T Cancer Data Positive But Not Complete
| Xconomy | Kite Pharma has dipped into a highly anticipated clinical trial of its cancer treatment, KTE-C19, to release a partial set of data. Although not complete, the data bolster the view that Kite could be the first among its peers to win the FDA's green light. more

The Sequencing App and the Quest for Fun

Bio-IT World | The latest way to get into your genome is a $50 app-based venture that promises to give you a peek into your ancestry and tell you what kinds of bacteria you’re harboring in your mouth. Seeq launched earlier this month offering ultra-low coverage sequencing of the genome, oral microbiome sequencing, and ancestry reports. The goal is an extremely inexpensive infrastructure for people to get a little bit of genomic data and participate in research in a way that’s easy and fun.


Top Scientists Cautious About Curing Cancer With Immunotherapy
| STAT | There's been a lot of excitement about immunotherapy as a tool to treat cancer. But top experts on Sunday struck an unexpected note of caution. more

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.


TODAY | BLUEBELL, PA - Sep 28, 2016 - A global life science technology firm has appointed James O’Brien to lead its manufacturing execution system (MES) business to its next phase of growth more

Unmet Medical Needs of Population in Emerging Economies will Support Acute Care Management
TODAY | ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES - Sep 28, 2016 - Acute care is a branch of secondary health care in which short term treatment is provided to patients for their various medical conditions such as severe injury and recovery from surgery more

Creative Biolabs Released Anti-idiotypic Antibody Production Service for Antibody Drug Development
| SHIRLEY, NY, USA - Sep 28, 2016 - With years of experience in antibody research and development, Creative Biolabs released anti-idiotypic antibody production service to further support researchers in the field of antibody related studies more

PRP a Biologic Treatment Helping Innovate Pain Relief Techniques!
| FULLERTON,, CA, UNITED STATES - Sep 28, 2016 - PRP is a Biologic Treatment. PRP is a Pain Management Alternative method of nonsurgical management of soft-tissue and musculoskeletal conditions more

GenomeNext Launches Innovative Olympus Platform to Integrate Genetic Testing, Delivering Fully Automated Solution to Drive Personalized Medicine Programs
| COLUMBUS, OH - Sep 27, 2016 - Columbus, OH - GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, announced today the launch of Olympus; a powerful, innovative platform designed to simplify and automate 'Omics-based analysis and interpretation into a single, consolidated solution more

Sanford Health Selects GenomeNext to Provide Enterprise Genomic Analysis Platform for Personalized Medicine Programs
| COLUMBUS, OH - Sep 20, 2016 - GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, announced today that Sanford Health, a Dakotas-based non-profit health system, and one of the largest integrated health systems in the nation, has selected GenomeNext’s Olympus Platform to deliver comprehensive genomic analysis and data management capabilities to expand its personalized medicine program across multiple U more

How to Prevent Osteoporosis - Information, Prevention & Tips
| FULLERTON, CA, UNITED STATES - Sep 26, 2016 - Preventing OsteoporosisWhile it is one of the most common bone diseases, it is also one of the most preventable as well more

Cutting Edge Plant Technology Inspires the Danforth Center's Fall Symposium
| ST. LOUIS, UNITED STATES - Sep 26, 2016 - The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s 18th annual Fall Symposium kicks off this week, September 28-30 more

Healthcare EDI Market to Exhibit High Growth Rate due to Rising Research and Development Activities
| 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

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How TGen is Applying High Performance Computing to Accelerate Cancer Research 
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An Integrated Platform for All Translational Medicine Data: Using Visual Analytics and Tibco Spotfire to Enhance Personalized Medicine and Translational Science  
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Trends in BioIT Data Management & Storage 
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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
April 29- May 1, 2014 • Boston, MA

BIOtech 2014 in Japan
May 14-16, 2014  • Tokyo, Japan

2nd Annual Next Generation Sequencing Data Congress
May 19-20, 2014 • London, UK

14th Annual Structure-Based Drug Design
May 21-22, 2014 • Boston, MA

15th Annual Drug Discovery Leaders Summit 2014
June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

6th Annual Drug Development Congress 2014
June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

2nd Annual Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress 2014
June 2-3, 2014 • Geneva, Switzerland

Conference on Translational Medicine
September 22-25, 2014 • Vienna, Austria

4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014
October 7-8, 2014 • Singapore

2nd Annual Single Cell Genomics & Transcriptomics Asia Congress 2014
October 7-8, 2014 • Singapore

6th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress 2014
November 2014 • UK


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