Dec 04 | Bio-IT World | Researchers around the world are trying to improve on our laboratory cancer models to better reflect the variable genetic makeup of cancer. In Part 1, we look at a Dutch team building a bank of living, miniature organ systems grown from real patients' tumors.
Dec 03 | Bio-IT World News Brief | In the wake of the FDA action halting 23andMe's marketing, a class suit has emerged claiming at least $5 million in damages on behalf of the company's customers.
Dec 03 | Bio-IT World News Brief | This year marks the first real-time use of the flu forecast model developed by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, which correctly predicted the seasonal influenza peak in 70% of the 108 cities for which forecasts were made.
Dec 03 | Bio-IT World | Claritas Genomics has "a very clear vision to be… the world’s leading provider of next-generation pediatric diagnostics,” according to CEO Patrice Milos. Ten months after splitting off from Boston Children's Hospital, the company is ready to embrace that ambition.
Nov 27 | Bio-IT World | FDA’s letter to 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki set off a storm of responses ranging from outrage at FDA to disgust with 23andMe. We look at what the letter actually called for, and a survey of the responses in the community.
Nov 27 | Bio-IT World | Ingenuity Systems is preparing for the release of a new platform for performing variant analysis in the clinic: a core component of the QIAGEN GeneReader pipeline. Yet like CLC bio, Ingenuity continues to tread an independent path under its new corporate owner.
Nov 27 | Bio-IT World News Brief | Rumors that the formal structure of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University will shortly be dismantled have now been confirmed.
Nov 27 | Duke Check | The Duke Genome Institute may be in peril after a ten-year review, as insiders suggest the Institute will be dismantled and its members relegated to separate departments of the university.
Nov 26 | Bio-IT World | The Moore and Sloan Foundations are providing a $40 million grant to build university spaces for data science.
Nov 25 | Bio-IT World | The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki on Friday, demanding that the company "immediately discontinue marketing the [Personal Genome Service]."
Nov 25 | Bio-IT World News Brief | Using the well-studied enzyme lysozyme as a proof-of-concept, researchers at Stanford's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have demonstrated that X-ray laser technology can generate 3D models of unknown proteins without any prior knowledge of their structure.
Nov 25 | Bio-IT World News Brief | Oxford Nanopore this morning invited registration for the MinION Access Programme (MAP). Registration will remain open through the holiday period, the company said. In early 2014, at least two days notice will be given of closure of the registration period. Preference will not be given to early applicants.
Nov 22 | Bio-IT World | Twin brothers Obi and Malachi Griffith have developed a free online database, the Drug Gene Interaction Database at dgidb.org, where researchers can quickly sort through the known drug interactions in the human genome.
Nov 20 | Bio-IT World | CLC bio, the world’s largest software developer for first-tier analysis of raw sequencing data, was recently acquired by QIAGEN and swept into a sequencing-to-informatics pipeline built around the still-unreleased GeneReader instrument. Big changes for this industry leader? Perhaps not.
Nov 20 | Bio-IT World Roundup | Yesterday the FDA granted premarket clearance to Illumina's MiSeqDx platform as well as several diagnostic kits to go with the platform.
Nov 20 | BBC | Frederick Sanger, two-time winner of the Nobel Prize and considered the "father of genomics", has died at the age of 95.
Nov 19 | Technology Review | Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City has joined the ranks of pediatric hospitals actively using genome sequencing in their NICUs.
Nov 19 | Computerworld | The Top 500 supercomputer list was released yesterday. Tianhe-2 in China still holds the top spot with Oak Ridge National Laboratories' Titan in the number 2 spot.
Nov 18 | Xconomy | Luke Timmerman calls this the "stingiest funding cycle for first-time biotech financings in almost two decades."
Nov 18 | Bio-IT World Roundup | Several new updates emerged from Amazon Web Services at the user conference last week including Kinesis and AppStream.