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Yaron Turpaz on Human Longevity's Big Plans
TODAY | Bio-IT World | Human Longevity's vision is grand: sequence 100,000 human genomes a year and "change the way medicine is practiced by helping to shift to a more preventive, genomic-based medicine model.” Yaron Turpaz, HLI’s Chief Information Officer, talks about the first year’s progress and the kind of knowledgebase HLI is building.    more

Jun Wang, Chief Executive of BGI, Steps Down
| Nature News & Comment | Jun Wang is leaving his post as chief executive of the Chinese genomics powerhouse BGI, to pursue research in artificial intelligence. more

Programming an Abundant Human Gut Microbe
| Bio-IT World | Members of MIT's Synthetic Biology Center have successfully reengineered the genome of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron to take on new functions inside the gut of a mouse in response to changes in the mouse's diet — the first example of implementing these "genetic circuits" in a bacterium that is highly abundant in the human microbiome. more

Google lures businesses to Nearline with 100 PB of free cloud storage
| Computerworld | Google on Thursday had its sights fixed firmly on Amazon as it launched its new, low-cost Nearline cloud storage service out of beta and into general availability. more

Converged IT Summit: Exploring Compute Architecture for Life Sciences
| Bio-IT World | If you missed the lightening round that is Chris Dagdigian’s annual Trends from the Trenches talk at Bio-IT World this year, you’ll have another opportunity to catch up at BioTeam’s first Converged IT Summit in San Francisco this September 9-10. I’m sure Dags will have plenty new to say in his keynote presentation, and he’s not the only one. The Summit agenda features two solid days of leaders who are deploying scientific computing infrastructure for life sciences and healthcare. more

Rancho BioSciences and BT to Provide Big Data Cloud Services to Life Sciences Sector
| SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES - Jul 14, 2015 - Rancho BioSciences, the Data Curation Company, today announced that they will work with BT to provide cloud-based data curation services to their joint customers more

Creative Bioarray Introduces Whole Chromosome Painting Probes to Biological Researchers
| NEW YORK, NY - Jul 20, 2015 - Creative Bioarray, an innovative biotechnology company who supplies research-use cells, cell culture medium and reagents, FISH probes, tissue array, microorganisms, equipments and related services, etc, has announced its Whole Chromosome Painting Probes to bio-research community more

Synexus continues expansion across Eastern Europe with three new clinical trial centres
| CHORLEY, UNITED KINGDOM - Jul 15, 2015 - Synexus continues to expand across Eastern Europe with three new Dedicated Research Centres in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania, bringing the total to nine centres in Eastern Europe and a total network of 25 across Europe and Africa more

KeyGene and GENALICE report significant mutual benefits of their partnership
| HARDERWIJK, NETHERLANDS - Jul 15, 2015 - Today, molecular genetics Ag Biotech company KeyGene and biomedical big data solutions company GENALICE, jointly mark the significant mutual benefits of their first two years of partnerships, running GENALICE MAP in full production as their preferred tool for primary Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis more

Qlucore announces 3 year license from Europe's largest biopharmaceutical company
| LUND, SWEDEN - Jul 15, 2015 - ~~Qlucore announces 3 year license from Europe's largest biopharmaceutical company
Software to help Actelion visualize and analyze "big data"
Qlucore, a world leader in the development of bioinformatics software, has announced a three year license contract with Actelion, one of Europe's leading biopharmaceutical companies more

Clinical Conductor CTMS Release Targets Precise, Accurate Research Management
| ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES - Jul 14, 2015 - The latest iteration of Clinical Conductor CTMScontinues the proven strategy of providing research organizations with the most in-depth features and functionality available, further distancing the application from others in the industry, which fail to provide the tools necessary for truly complete clinical research management more

XenoTech Announces the Addition of In Vitro Toxicology to Its Extensive Portfolio of Drug Development Services; Appoints Colleen Toole as Principal Scientist of Newly Formed Department
| LENEXA, KS, UNITED STATES - Jul 14, 2015 - Contract Research Organization XenoTech, LLC, a division of Sekisui, announces the addition of in vitro toxicology to its global drug development service portfolio more

Aridhia announces revolutionary mini-app technology to accelerate clinical application development following RStudio collaboration
| EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - Jul 9, 2015 - Aridhia, the pioneering clinical and translational informatics company, today announced a revolutionary “mini-app” rapid development solution specifically for clinical applications more

| SAN MATEO, CA - Jul 7, 2015 - Maverix Biomics, Inc. today announced that EDGC (the Eone-Diagnomics Genome Center), a joint venture between an affiliate of the Eone Life Science Institute and Diagnomics, signed a contract to be the initial diagnostic testing customer on the Maverix Dx Platform more

| SAN MATEO, CA - Jul 7, 2015 - Maverix Biomics, Inc., a leading provider of analytic solutions for high throughput sequencing genomic data, today announced market availability of the Maverix Dx Platform more



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Thu, May 1 at 1 pm EST | Sponsored by YarcData  

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Redefining Targeted Sequencing: Complete Coverage of Targeted Regions via an Innovative Massively-Parallel Singleplex PCR Enrichment |

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How TGen is Applying High Performance Computing to Accelerate Cancer Research 
Sponsored by Terascala

An Integrated Platform for All Translational Medicine Data: Using Visual Analytics and Tibco Spotfire to Enhance Personalized Medicine and Translational Science  
Sponsored by PerkinElmer 

Trends in BioIT Data Management & Storage 
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Big Bioinformatics and Healthcare Analytics without Big Hassles 
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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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