• Consent and Privacy Policy Updates From GA4GH

    Bio-IT World | Last month the Regulatory and Ethics Work Stream of the Global Alliance for Genomics in Health shared revised regulatory and ethics policies.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • Magnetic Cell Sorting + CRISPR = Faster Drug Discovery

    Bio-IT World | A microfluidics device that uses magnetic labeling to sort one billion cells per hour, based on their molecular makeup, has the attention of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies hungry for data on their favorite drug targets.

    Oct 16, 2019
  • Why Bioprocessing 4.0 Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Whether you're ready or not, the fourth industrial revolution is on its way. Not just a funky new buzzword, "Industry 4.0" refers to a new approach to manufacturing that we can't afford to ignore – bioprocessing engineers included.

    Oct 15, 2019
  • New AI Model Predicts Clinical Translation Of Biomedical Research

    Bio-IT World | The US National Institutes of Health's Office of Portfolio Analysis has developed a machine learning model that predicts whether a scientific advance is likely to translate to the clinic.

    Oct 11, 2019
  • How Do Acoustics Impact Data Center Efficiency?

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Owners and managers are seeking intelligent solutions to address the unique risks of data centers and mission critical facilities. In any risk prevention plan, it is a priority to address risks related to access control and data security, however there are other hazards just as important but less obvious to consider: notably the risk of acoustics.

    Oct 9, 2019
  • What Can Skin—and Sweat—Really Tell Us?

    Bio-IT World | What can the body's largest organ and its secretions teach us about human health? While the answer may be a bit unclear for now, scientists are pursuing wearable skin sensors that can monitor bodily signals of interest and glean useful information from perspiration.

    Oct 7, 2019
  • NIH To Provide Grants For Advancing The Reference Sequence Of Human Genome

    Bio-IT World | The National Human Genome Research Institute will be providing grants totaling approximately $29.5 million to various universities and institutes in order to generate and maintain the most comprehensive reference sequence of the human genome.

    Oct 4, 2019
  • Case For The Cloud: Balancing Robust Cybersecurity With Efficient Data Sharing

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Cybersecurity breaches are costly, from fines imposed by regulatory bodies to jeopardizing years of R&D investment if proprietary information falls into the wrong hands. With the volume of information generated during the development of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products increasing at a remarkable pace, many businesses are now investing in robust data management platforms to minimize the risks posed by cybercrime.

    Oct 2, 2019
  • CRISPR-Cas9, IRBM, GenScript, and More: News From September 2019

    Bio-IT World | September featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including CRISPR-Cas9, IRBM, GenScript, and more.

    Sep 26, 2019
  • Bio-IT World Welcomes Entries For 2020 Innovative Practices Awards

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World is accepting entries for the 2020 Innovative Practices Awards competition.

    Sep 25, 2019
  • Making DNA Is Now Cheap And Easy And That Could Pose Security Risks

    NPR.org | Labs are churning out more and more synthetic DNA for scientists who want to use it to reprogram cells. Some say the technology has outpaced government safety guidelines put in place a decade ago.

    Sep 24, 2019
  • How To Run A Biobank

    Bio-IT World | Zuanel Diaz discusses her role as Protocol Support Laboratory and the Biospecimen Repository Facility Director at the Miami Cancer Institute, and the future of biobanking.

    Sep 23, 2019
  • Benchling Launches New Products For Research Institutions, Biotech Startups To Accelerate Life Science Innovation

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Benchling launched two new products, Benchling for Institutions and Benchling for Startups. The two new products are designed to advance major scientific discoveries where they happen most—research institutions, universities, medical centers, and innovative startups—giving these organizations access to a modern, cloud platform that frees them from busywork and helps them achieve results faster.

    Sep 19, 2019
  • Could Using CRISPR To Edit Embryos Save People Who Are Already Alive?

    STAT | The technology is not advanced enough yet, but the idea of editing DNA to produce a savior sibling may be theoretically possible.

    Sep 16, 2019
  • Space Is The New Frontier For Life Sciences Research

    Bio-IT World | Advances in microfluidics, the shift from animal-based to cell-based models of drug research, and the ability to grow larger and more perfect protein crystals in microgravity have all helped propel space-based research into a thriving commercial enterprise.

    Sep 16, 2019
  • Glowing Cholesterol A Game-Changer For Study Of Heart Disease

    Bio-IT World | A new technique that lights up a protein shuttling LDL cholesterol around the circulatory system has made it financially feasible to do high-throughput screening for cardiovascular drugs as well as measure the size of LDL particles—an important but poorly-understood disease risk factor.

    Sep 13, 2019
  • Why Aren’t There Better Cancer Drugs? Scientists May Have Picked the Wrong Targets

    The New York Times | Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study suggests.

    Sep 12, 2019
  • Optimizing Storage to Address Workflow Challenges in Biotech and Life Sciences Applications

    Bio-IT World  Digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword: it is an inescapable truth for many industries, including life sciences, and data storage is at the heart of this digital revolution.

    Sep 9, 2019
  • Big Data Biobanks Aren't Equally Open To Researchers

    NPR.org | Medical and genetic data from more than a million Americans are now in scientific databases. Some programs hoard the data, while others share widely with scientists, hoping to speed medical discovery.

    Sep 6, 2019
  • Evidence-Based Variant Interpretation For The Modern Era

    Bio-IT World | Next Generation Sequencing has ushered in a new era of high-throughput genomic analysis and increased our ability to understand the molecular basis behind disease. While the capacity for generating genetic data has exploded, the capacity to interpret the meaning of this data has lagged. It was these issues that led the team at Genomenon to create Mastermind and, more recently, Mastermind Reporter.

    Sep 4, 2019