• FAIR Data, A Fair Desiderata

    Bio-IT World | The principles of FAIR data—Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability—seek to improve the way data are collected and stored with the goal of preserving datasets from original research while allowing them to be reused or combined in novel ways.

    Apr 11, 2019
  • Bio-IT World Announces 2019 Best Of Show People's Choice Award Contenders

    Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World is pleased to announce the 2019 Best of Show competition with the Bio-IT World People’s Choice award.

    Apr 10, 2019
  • How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Drug Development

    Bio-IT World | Artificial intelligence has the potential to stimulate and streamline drug discovery and development by increasing our understanding of complex biology, guiding drug design, and by assisting other more mundane elements of pharmaceutical R&D and regulatory affairs.

    Apr 8, 2019
  • HLA Typing With PacBio Shown To Improve Transplant Outcomes

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Scientists at the Anthony Nolan Research Institute in the UK have demonstrated that ultra-high-resolution HLA typing performed with PacBio sequencing identified stronger matches associated with improved survival rates among patients who received hematopoietic stem cell transplants. The retrospective study was published this week in the Journal of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

    Apr 5, 2019
  • Data Visualization's Use In A Data-Driven World

    Bio-IT World | As medicine becomes frequently data-driven, data visualization will be key to the progress of its various fields.

    Apr 4, 2019
  • Discovery Life Sciences Acquires HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Lab

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Discovery Life Science has acquired the assets, technology and staff of the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory (GSL). Financial terms were not disclosed, but the HudsonAlpha Institute is now a shareholder of Discovery Life Sciences.

    Apr 3, 2019
  • Australia: Moratorium On Genetic Test Results To Be Binding Life Industry Standard

    Asia Insurance Review | From 1 July 2019, the Financial Services Council (FSC) will enact the moratorium on life insurance genetic test results as a binding standard, following stakeholder feedback on the FSC Life Insurance Code of Practice consultation.

    Apr 2, 2019
  • GenScript, ReForm Biologics, Mission Bio, And More: News From March 2019

    Bio-IT World | March featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including GenScript, ReForm Biologics, Mission Bio, and more.

    Apr 1, 2019
  • Illumina Files Patent Infringement Suit Against BGI In Germany

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Illumina announced that it has filed a patent infringement suit against BGI Group's subsidiary, Latvia MGI Tech SIA, in the Düsseldorf Regional Court in Germany.

    Mar 29, 2019
  • Sarah Gray And Arupa Ganguly On Remembering The Human Lives Behind Biospecimen Donations

    Bio-IT World | In a moving opening plenary address at the 26th annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, Sarah Gray, an author and donation advocate in Washington, D.C., and Arupa Ganguly, a professor of genetics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, highlighted the importance of remembering the human side of biomedical research, specifically the biospecimen donors instrumental to driving potentially life-saving discoveries.

    Mar 28, 2019
  • 3 Steps That Biotech And Pharma Can Take To Improve Their Cybersecurity Hygiene

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | When it comes to cybersecurity needs and policies, the biotech and pharma industries need to secure and protect their most valuable assets like every other industry.

    Mar 27, 2019
  • Golden Helix Receives NIH-SBIR Grant

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Golden Helix announced the receipt a NIH SBIR Grant 2R44GM128485-02 entitled “Automated and Guided Workflows for Clinical Testing Using NGS Assays.” This is the second grant Golden Helix has received in the last nine months, totaling over $3.3 million in funding since the start of 2018.

    Mar 26, 2019
  • Harnessing Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence To Accelerate Discoveries: Updates From Bio-IT World West

    Bio-IT World | As increases in computational power allow researchers to churn out massive amounts of data, scaling up analysis of it has grown ever-more challenging. At the first annual Bio-IT World West, part of the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco, a multidisciplinary cadre of thought leaders tackled this issue in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence track.

    Mar 25, 2019
  • Bio-IT World Announces Finalists For Inaugural Innovative Practices Awards

    Bio-IT World | The finalists for the 2019 Bio-IT World Innovative Practices competition were announced today. This year, 9 projects from 15 different organizations were chosen for the final round of competition.

    Mar 25, 2019
  • Evolving Challenges And Directions In Data Commons: Updates From Bio-IT World West

    Bio-IT World | Data commons are rapidly emerging in biomedical research, driven largely by a growing mandate to share data toward accelerating discoveries. The inaugural Bio-IT World West, which took place last week in San Francisco, featured numerous sessions and panels on the challenges and future directions of these digital common spaces.

    Mar 22, 2019
  • MIT Professional Education Launches New Courses, Certificate Programs

    Bio-IT World News Brief | MIT Professional Education recently announced the launch of two new professional certificate programs, in addition to the existing three professional certificate programs, and seven additional courses for the summer of 2019. The expanded offerings are designed to meet the market demand for talent with specialized technical and engineering leadership skills.

    Mar 22, 2019
  • Data Management And Data Transfer Technologies Giving A Spark To Collaboration

    Bio-IT World | Using cloud-based data management and data transfer systems can affect the overall productivity of a study, and the results speak for themselves: reduction in cost and the increased ability for multiple labs to work together toward figuring out problems.

    Mar 21, 2019
  • Mapping The Week: An Overview Of #BioIT19

    Bio-IT World | With 17 tracks, 13 workshops, and countless networking opportunities, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2019 promises to be the most informative event yet.

    Mar 20, 2019
  • Blockchain’s Potential In Clinical Research

    Bio-IT World | Clinical research is a complex process involving various actors where trust, data sharing, security, and visibility need to be established from clinical trial participants, physicians, researchers, service providers, sponsors, and regulators. This is where blockchain comes in.

    Mar 18, 2019
  • 2019 Franklin Award Finalists Announced

    Bio-IT World Bioinformatics.org announced the finalists this week in the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. Voting is open until Friday, March 15. Finalists include Richard Durbin, Eugene Koonin, Aaron Quinlan, and G.P.S. Raghava.

    Mar 14, 2019