TODAY | Mendelspod | Dietrich Hauffe, SVP, life sciences at QIAGEN, spoke with Mendelspod about QIAGEN's big vision, the clinical portion of their business, and more about GeneReader.
Mar 11 | Bio-IT World | BaseSpace, Illumina's informatics app store, is an experimental model for the analysis of genetic data. Bio-IT World asks Illumina's Jordan Stockton how the multi-developer platform will fit the needs of high-volume labs that need coherent, flexible workflows.
Mar 11 | New York Times | One of the Japanese team who published results in Nature in January claiming to have induced stem cells via an acid bath is calling for the paper's retraction.
Mar 10 | Bio-IT World | Jeff Bizzaro, Chairman of Bioinformatics.org, today announced that Helen M. Berman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award winner.
Mar 10 | The Guardian | At the SXSW Festival in Austin yesterday, Anne Wojcicki acknowledged that the recent FDA action prohibiting her company from reporting health information to customers “has slowed up the number of people signing up” for the personal genotyping service.
Mar 10 | Forbes | A quick overview of using fetal circulating cells to test for trisomy 21 and trisomy 18, which accurately predicted trisomies in young, healthy pregnancies.
Mar 07 | Bloomberg | Eric Schadt discusses how supercomputing will change medicine: first in handling ever-increasing data sizes and second in building predictive models of disease.
Mar 07 | Bio-IT World Roundup | Just days after the announcement of his new company, Human Longevity, Craig Venter sat down with Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute to discuss the future of genomic medicine.
Mar 06 | Nature News | The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health was established to link genotypes with phenotypes to discover mechanisms of disease. The group just had their first official meeting.
Mar 05 | Forbes Asia | The Chinese government has banned domestic hospitals and other medical and health institutions from providing genetic tests to customers, specifically mentioning prenatal DNA tests, raising questions about the future of Chinese sequencing.
Mar 05 | Bio-IT World News Brief | The Broad Institute has released an updated version of GenePattern, the Institute’s open-source genome sequence analysis software with user-requested fixes and updates including a new user interface.
Mar 04 | Bio-IT World | J. Craig Venter today announced the launch of a new company, Human Longevity, Inc., that aims to promote healthy aging by building the world's largest and most wide-reaching genome sequencing center.
Mar 04 | Xconomy | PacBio seduced investors with a promise of revolution, Xconomy's Luke Timmerman says. Their first predictions failed, but now PacBio is making a name for itself
Mar 03 | Bio-IT World | On the heels of its acquisition announcement, Accelrys launched the ScienceCloud last month, a SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace hosted by BT Global. ScienceCloud currently boasts five applications, including a Mobile Data Capture App just announced this morning.
Feb 28 | Google Research Blog | Yesterday on the Google Research Blog, the company announced that it has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Feb 28 | Washington Business Journal | George Washington University is stepping up their genome analysis thanks to a 100-gigabit-per-second link to the Internet2 Network.
Feb 26 | Bio-IT World News Brief | The Genome in a Bottle Consortium benchmark has been published in Nature Biotechnology, revealing how the arbitrated between different data sets when deciding which calls were accurate, and spells out the reasons for excluding certain genomic regions.
Feb 26 | Omics! Omics! Blog | On his Omics! Omics! blog, Keith Robison recounts a diagnostic odyssey shared at AGBT, that raises some interesting questions.
Feb 24 | Technology Review | MIT's Technology Review released its 50 smartest companies and lists Illumina at the top of the pack, beating Google, Dropbox, IBM, and a host of other big tech.
Feb 24 | Bio-IT World | After studying patient and physician reactions to personal sequencing services for six years, the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative has spun out a new company devoted to storing and interpreting users’ whole genomes through life.