• Quake Lab Utilizes RNA Sequencing Tool For Food Allergy Diagnostics

    Bio-IT World | Researchers in the Stanford lab of Stephen Quake are using single cell RNA sequencing in an effort to provide insight into food allergies and the antibodies that cause them.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • Artificial Intelligence In Health Care IT – The Potential And The Watch-Outs

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Few topics have captured the imagination of the general public and executives in the healthcare IT world like Artificial Intelligence. It is important to look beyond the Sci-Fi of AI and instead look at Artificial Intelligence from a purely computer science perspective.

    Jan 21, 2019
  • Deadline For Innovative Practices Awards Entries: What You Need To Know

    Bio-IT World | There’s still time to submit an entry for the inaugural Innovative Practices Awards. But the final deadline is coming soon.

    Jan 21, 2019
  • EMERSE: How Better Big Data Search Could Change Healthcare

    Bio-IT World | The electronic health record (EHR) has become both a blessing and a curse for many people in healthcare. Software tools are now available that can help to leverage the data in these documents, one of which is EMERSE, the electronic medical record search engine.

    Jan 16, 2019
  • GenScript Launches Instrument For Protein, Antibody Purification

    Bio-IT World News Brief | GenScript today announced the AmMag SA semi-automatic purification instrument, a novel technology that accelerates and simplifies protein and antibody purification, reducing the process from days to hours.

    Jan 14, 2019
  • How Common Data Could Lead To Uncommon Alzheimer’s Discoveries

    Bio-IT World | Now that healthcare and IT are so closely intertwined, the onslaught of data presents possibilities like never before, and those caught up in the effort to save current and future generations from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease wonder how all this data might be better used to pinpoint patterns of interest and discover pathways for treatments.

    Jan 14, 2019
  • MGI Announces First Customer For MGISEQ-T7, Complete Genomics Accuracy Tech

    Bio-IT World News Brief | At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this week, MGI, a subsidiary of global genomics leader BGI Group, announced its first early access customer for the MGISEQ-T7, announced an MGI global sequencer user program, and updated numbers for the product install base. The company released a statement summarizing the presentation.

    Jan 11, 2019
  • The Scope Of Scrutiny

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | As biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies pursue treatment innovations to improve patient outcomes across diagnoses, many miss a significant step that has been fundamental in financial services and insurance: financial compliance risk management.

    Jan 11, 2019
  • 23andMe Will Add Weight-Loss Advice To Its DNA-Testing Services

    Bloomberg | Consumer DNA-testing giant 23andMe plans to add new wellness offerings it hopes will help its customers shed a few pounds, but some genetics experts say the jury is still out on the science behind the products.

    Jan 9, 2019
  • Igneous Brings Structure To Unstructured Data With As-A-Service Solution

    Bio-IT World | Igneous is offering its cloud-native solution to data-centric organizations in order to both monitor large amounts of data and prevent silos within the clinical research space.

    Jan 9, 2019
  • Eli Lilly Makes An $8B Cancer Genetics Bet With Loxo Acquisition

    Xconomy | Eli Lilly is set to acquire Loxo Oncology for approximately $8 billion---a deal that brings to the Indianapolis pharmaceutical giant a class of drugs that treat cancers with particular genetic signatures.

    Jan 7, 2019
  • 10x Genomics Announces $35m Funding

    Bio-IT World News Brief | On day one of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, 10x Genomics announces $35 million in funding as an extension of its Series D financing.

    Jan 7, 2019
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Will Acquire Celgene In Blockbuster $74B Deal

    STAT | The transaction between biopharma giants joins two of the largest companies in oncology, both of which have been facing setbacks.

    Jan 3, 2019
  • Top 10 Stories Of 2018: Data Science, Five Use Cases For AI And Machine Learning, And More

    Bio-IT World | As we head into 2019, we at Bio-IT World would like to take a moment and reflect on the groundbreaking achievements from this past year. In that spirit, here are the top 10 stories of 2018.

    Jan 2, 2019
  • Poll Americans Support Gene-Editing Embryos To Prevent Diseases

    STAT | Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases - but a new poll shows they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller.

    Dec 28, 2018
  • AI In The Clinic: What AI Will Look Like For Healthcare

    Bio-IT World | Artificial Intelligence will have as transformational an impact as the internet did, predicts Jay Bellissimo, managing partner at IBM services. Every company needs an AI strategy, he says, and it is not a problem only for IT. Data creates insight, and insight creates knowledge. Mining the 80% of the data that’s not searchable via the internet is your company’s data advantage.

    Dec 21, 2018
  • PetaGene Announces $2.1M To Further Genomic Compression

    Bio-IT World News Brief  PetaGene, a two-time winner of Bio-IT World’s Best of Show award for product excellence, has announced $2.1 million in new funding.

    Dec 20, 2018
  • Biogen, DDN, Qlucore, And More: News From December 2018

    Bio-IT World | November featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Biogen, DDN, Qlucore, and more.

    Dec 19, 2018
  • Oak Ridge Tackles Opioids With Assistance From World’s Fastest Supercomputer

    Bio-IT World | The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is tackling the opioid crisis by using the world’s fastest supercomputer. With the help of IBM’s recently launched Summit supercomputer, the Oak Ridge team was able to analyze 85 million genetic markers and understand  complex, epistatic genetic architectures responsible for challenging traits in phenotype.

    Dec 14, 2018
  • Allen Institute Announces New Division Dedicated To Studying Human Immune System

    Bio-IT World | The Allen Institute announced a new division, the Allen Institute for Immunology, which will be dedicated to studying the human immune system.

    Dec 13, 2018