Apr 23 | Bio-IT World | Chris Sander, chair of the Computational Biology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, delivered a keynote address this week at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.
Apr 22 | Bio-IT World | At the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston, Bioinformatics.org President Jeff Bizzaro presented the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences to Owen White, who leads the bioinformatics department at the University of Maryland Institute of Genome Sciences and manages the Data Analysis and Coordination Center for the Human Microbiome Project.
Apr 22 | Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World held an awards ceremony this morning at the 2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston, announcing seven winners in its eleventh annual Best Practices Awards competition.
Apr 21 | Bio-IT World | BGI has announced a cloud-based genome analysis service, BGI Online, which will provide an online computational environment to process genetic data, competing with established providers like DNAnexus and Seven Bridges Genomics.
Apr 17 | Bio-IT World | The move toward connectedness in health care has not slowed, as a range of presenters, exhibitors and attendees filled two entire buildings of Chicago’s McCormick Place almost to capacity, during this week’s annual HIMSS meeting.
Apr 17 | Xconomy | It's been a transition year for Atlas
Venture. Last October, the Cambridge, MA-based firm announced its
tech and biotech teams would part ways and raise their own funds.
Apr 16 | Bio-IT World | With the countdown on to the 2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, we are thrilled to announce the first Bio-IT World People’s Choice award as part of the Best of Show program. The Best of Show Awards offers exhibitors at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo an opportunity to showcase their new products. This year, for the first time, we are opening up the program to public voting as well.
Apr 16 | Harvard Magazine | Harvard Medical School has appointed Isaac Kohane, co-director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and director of an informatics program at Boston Children's Hospital, to be the first chair of a newly-created department of biomedical informatics.
Apr 15 | SFGate | Hot on the heels of President Obama's proposal for a nationwide Precision Medicine Initiative, California Governor Jerry Brown has committed $3 million to a California Initiative for Advancing Precision Medicine.
Apr 14 | Bio-IT World | Curoverse, a Boston-based company supporting the open source Arvados project, is opening a public beta of its service, inviting new users to test a platform built from the ground up to store and manage large volumes of complex biomedical data.
Apr 13 | Forbes | Experts in health care and information
technology agree on the future's biggest opportunity: the creation
of a new computational model that will link together all of the
massive computers that now hold medical information. The question
remains: who will build it, and how? IBM is today staking its claim
to be [...]
Apr 13 | Bio-IT World News Brief | Roche is at it again. The pharma today acquired CAPP Medical, a genomics research company founded by Stanford University oncologists and industry veterans, to advance the development of technology for cancer screening and monitoring through the detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in blood.
Apr 10 | Bio-IT World | Cypher Genomics released data last month showing that the company’s Mantis software provided “highly equivalent interpretations” to a panel of genetic counselors when evaluating whether 91 copy number variations (CNVs) detected in non-invasive prenatal testing were pathogenic.
Apr 09 | Bio-IT World | The Open Humans network has launched as a social network to connect research participants with new scientific studies, backing projects like the Harvard Personal Genome Project and American Gut that allow members to own, share, and publicize their own data.
Apr 08 | Bio-IT World | A recent transcriptomic study has revealed that hundreds of proteins have bonus snippets one to nine amino acids in length that are expressed primarily in the brain, altering protein function compared to isoforms elsewhere in the body. In autistic brains, about a third of these snippets are more often skipped.
Apr 06 | Xconomy | In the increasingly active genetic
testing space, Natera is trying to lead the pack by harnessing its
testing capabilities, thanks to a new $55.5 million funding round.
Apr 06 | Bio-IT World | As part of the precision medicine initiative, President Obama proposed a $215 million investment intended to improve how we treat disease and foster health. What’s needed now is the infrastructure to turn data into discovery. This year’s Bio-IT World Conference & Expo (April 21-23, #BioIT15) will be three days of conversations in 12 tracks around those very challenges.
Apr 03 | Bio-IT World | News and product briefs from Quest Diagnostics, Personalis, QIAGEN, Qlucore, Berry Genomics, SCIEX, Ancestry, Linguamatics, and much more.
Apr 02 | Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World announced finalists in its 2015 Best Practices Award competition this morning. The 25 finalists will compete for seven awards chosen by a panel of expert judges. The winners will be announced during the keynote session at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo on April 22, in Boston.
Apr 01 | Bio-IT World | A paper published in today's issue of Nature demonstrates that exploring the natural diversity of CRISPR systems could lead the way to new therapeutic tools, as scientists at the Broad Institute successfully edit the genomes of mice using an AAV vector and a new Cas9 molecule derived from Staphylococcus aureus.