• 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
  • UK Biobank Data Release, New DNAnexus Cohort Browser

    Bio-IT World | On Monday, the UK Biobank released exome sequence data of 50,000 UK Biobank participants linked to detailed health records, imaging and other health-related data. In conjunction, DNAnexus announced a browser for its Apollo Platform, allowing for easy navigation and exploration of combined genotypic and phenotypic data.

    Mar 13, 2019
  • On The Edge: Technologies Driving Edge Computing And Challenges Ahead

    Bio-IT World | Weisong Shi leads both the Mobile and Internet SysTems Laboratory (MIST) and the Wireless Health Initiative (WHI) at Wayne State University. He’s interested in edge computing applications in a host of industries, particularly autonomous vehicles, though he sees a great deal of opportunity in healthcare applications as well.

    Mar 11, 2019
  • Mission Bio Launches Automated On-Demand Cloud Tool For Targeted Single-Cell DNA Custom Panels

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Mission Bio today announced the launch of Tapestri Designer, the first-ever automated, cloud-based tool for designing targeted single-cell DNA custom panels.

    Mar 7, 2019
  • Latest Genetic Map Finds Recombination Is Not So Random

    Bio-IT World  The latest genetic map published by Reykjavík, Iceland-based deCODE Genetics may well be the last, according to CEO and founder Kári Stefánsson. The high-resolution map of human recombination—which uses whole-genome sequence (WGS) data on nearly 130,000 people—is about as good as it can theoretically get, he says.

    Mar 6, 2019
  • China Unveils New Rules On Biotech After Gene-Editing Scandal

    STAT | China has unveiled draft regulations on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist's claim of helping to create gene-edited babies roiled the global science community.

    Feb 27, 2019
  • Illumina, VAST Data, Thermo Fisher Scientific, And More: News From February 2019

    Bio-IT World | February featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Illumina, VAST Data, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and more.

    Feb 27, 2019
  • PacBio Generates Accurate Long Read Sequences Through Circular Consensus Sequencing

    Bio-IT World | PacBio has developed a protocol based on single-molecule, circular consensus sequencing to generate accurate long read sequences. The company hopes this approach will provide an alternative to the limited read lengths of short read sequencing and the limited read accuracy of long read sequencing.

    Feb 25, 2019
  • The Imperative For Open Data Access And Sharing: A Progress Report

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Clinical data sharing creates new value, with benefits to science and society. There has been a great deal of activity, which is a positive step, yet current approaches are somewhat fragmented in terms of process and openness.

    Feb 21, 2019
  • What’s New Out West: Preview Of Bio-IT World’s First West Coast Event

    Bio-IT World | This year Bio-IT World is taking the show on the road. After 17 years in Boston, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is visiting the West Coast with the launch of Bio-IT World West, a program within the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference focused on bioinformatics, data management, and machine learning.

    Feb 20, 2019
  • No Black Box: Securing Our Data Analytics

    Bio-IT World | Data scientists and lawyers have fundamentally different goals. A data scientist wants as much relevant data as possible. A lawyer wants to limit unauthorized use of the data. How do you create a symbiotic relationship? How do you mitigate the concerns of both? A company called Immuta is building a data management and permissions platform that will please both.

    Feb 18, 2019
  • IBM, Broad Institute Launch Initiative Using Genomics & AI To Predict Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

    Bio-IT World News Brief | IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute are expanding their partnership to help clinicians better predict the possibility of serious cardiovascular diseases.

    Feb 14, 2019
  • Data Is The Key Ingredient To Digital Transformation

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | The pharmaceutical industry needs a data transformation before it can realize its digital transformation—and most companies recognize the urgency.

    Feb 13, 2019
  • Trump To Sign Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence

    The New York Times | President Trump is expected to sign an executive order meant to spur the development and regulation of AI. But the order does not set aside additional funds for AI development, and officials provided few details on how it will track the progress of its new policies.

    Feb 11, 2019
  • Clinical Genomics Insights In Hematological Malignancies Require Streamlined Bioinformatics Solutions

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Next-generation sequencing has transformed the field of oncology. Early successes in identifying and targeting oncogenic drivers of solid tumors have set the foundation for genomics-guided precision medicine; but, for hematological malignancies, the path to precision medicine is a lot more complex.

    Feb 8, 2019
  • Oxford Nanopore Launches cDNA Kits

    Bio-IT World News Brief  Oxford Nanopore has launched new ‘109’ cDNA Kits for its real-time, scalable sequencing technology.   The new kits provide high throughput while generating complete sequences of full-length cDNA strands, with a low input option of just 1 ng PolyA+ RNA.

    Feb 5, 2019
  • CRISPR's Gene Editing Toolbox Is Expanding

    Los Angeles Times | The scientists who developed the revolutionary gene-editing system known as CRISPR are improving it with new tools that make it work better.

    Feb 5, 2019
  • GA4GH Adds Seven Genomic Data Initiatives As New Driver Projects

    Bio-IT World News Brief | The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has named seven of the world’s leading genomic data initiatives as new Driver Projects for 2019.

    Feb 4, 2019
  • Collaboration And Machine Learning Key For 23andMe’s Drug Discovery Efforts

    Bio-IT World | 23andMe is at the forefront of a collaborative effort to forge partnerships with pharma companies and research institutes to improve drug discovery, as well as use resources to capitalize on the growth of personalized medicine.

    Jan 31, 2019