• Next-Generation Knowledgebases Are Required For Interpreting Data In Precision Oncology

    Bio-IT World | While precision medicine has undeniably had an enormous impact on oncology and the understanding and treatment of cancer patients has improved, data interpretation still remains a significant bottleneck. To address this, The Jackson Laboratory built a Clinical Knowledgebase to provide evidence-based information to clinicians, researchers, and ultimately patients.

    Sep 10, 2018
  • Building A SEAL Team Of Data Science Experience

    Bio-IT World | At the 2018 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, we dedicated a plenary session to a panel discussion on data science. Wanting to offer the conversation to our community, we asked John Reynders about his definition of data curation, how data science methods might be misused, building a multidisciplinary team, and more.

    Sep 6, 2018
  • Blood-Testing Firm Theranos To Dissolve

    The Wall Street Journal | Theranos, the blood-testing company accused of perpetrating Silicon Valley's biggest fraud, will formally dissolve. The move comes after prosecutors filed criminal charges against founder Elizabeth Holmes.

    Sep 5, 2018
  • 10x Genomics Acquires Epinomics, To Launch ATAC-Seq Product

    Bio-IT World | 10x Genomics has acquired Epinomics, a pioneer in the growing epigenetics space, giving 10x Genomics ATAC-seq technology and fundamental IP to accelerate discoveries and further research in epigenomics, paving the way for a new understanding of disease, diagnostics and therapeutics.

    Sep 5, 2018
  • Best of Show VR Winner, Nanome, Available For Free Download

    Bio-IT World Brief  Nanome has launched its virtual reality platform for anybody interested in playing around with molecules, the company said. The platform includes a free tier on the Oculus VR Marketplace.

    Sep 4, 2018
  • First CRISPR Clinical Trial Backed By US Companies Launches

    STAT | The first clinical trial of CRISPR-Cas9, co-sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, will test the genome-editing technique in patients with the blood disorder beta thalassemia.

    Aug 31, 2018
  • Is Machine Learning Overhyped?

    Chemical & Engineering News | Chemists weigh in on the technique's possibilities and its pitfalls.

    Aug 31, 2018
  • Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Azure CycleCloud

    Bio-IT World | Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure CycleCloud, a tool for creating, managing, operating, and optimizing HPC clusters of any scale in Azure born from Microsoft’s acquisition last August of Cycle Computing.

    Aug 30, 2018
  • Peerwith Uses Blockchain In Peer-2-Peer Marketplace, Introduces New Payment Token

    Bio-IT World | Peer-to-peer scientist marketplace, Peerwith, recently launched their blockchain-based payment token, PeerScienceCoin, hoping to hold value for the wider researcher services ecosystem and help solve current problems around payments and micro-payments in academia.

    Aug 30, 2018
  • HudsonAlpha, Dell EMC, St. Jude, And More: News From August 2018

    Bio-IT World | August featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including HudsonAlpha, Dell EMC, St. Jude, and more.

    Aug 29, 2018
  • British Heart Foundation Launches Interdisciplinary, International Challenge

    Bio-IT World  The British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched the Big Beat Challenge over the weekend. The £30 million award is one of the largest and most ambitious of its kind: a challenge to scientists, clinicians, innovators, and entrepreneurs to identify a significant unmet need or opportunity for game-changing innovation in heart and circulatory science or medicine. The award will prioritize international and interdisciplinary entries.

    Aug 27, 2018
  • 23andMe Cuts Off API Access To Outside Developers

    CNBC | 23andMe will prevent third-party apps from accessing its customers' raw genetic information, and will only let them use reports from the company.

    Aug 24, 2018
  • Sharing Is Caring: Why The Pharma Industry Must Work Together To Encourage Patients To Share Their Data

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | From who’s got it, to how is it being used, and who is sharing it without our permission, our personal data appears to be becoming less personal by the day. This has significant implications when it comes to personal patient, health, and fitness data, where the impact could be particularly worrisome.

    Aug 22, 2018
  • Building The Participant Interface For All Of Us And Keeping Users Connected

    Bio-IT World | The All of Us research program is truly a collaboration of partners, each taking on responsibility for part of the project. Vibrent Health won the Participant Technology Systems Center award, versioning its Learning Health System to guide over one million participants through the process of recruitment, enrollment, engagement, and return of health information.

    Aug 22, 2018
  • Bionano Genomics Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering

    Bio-IT World News Brief | Bionano Genomics today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 3,360,000 units at a public offering price of $6.125 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $20,580,000, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.

    Aug 21, 2018
  • MD Anderson Spins Out Neurosciences Company From Discovery Division

    Bio-IT World News Brief | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners, a leading life science investment and management firm, have announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation, a company developing a new class of neuroprotective medicines, with $31 million in Series A funding.

    Aug 20, 2018
  • Dealing With Fast Growing Data With Hyperscale Data Distribution

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | The biopharmaceutical industry is facing fast growing data movement challenges. The optimization of the data movement setup must be done in a holistic manner, not by each stack separately.

    Aug 16, 2018
  • Clouds And Collaboration: How St. Jude Built The Team That Built The St. Jude Cloud

    Bio-IT World | In April of this year St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital launched the St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to the world's largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data. What started with St. Jude’s isolated bioinformatics frustrations has expanded to a vision for global collaboration in pediatric oncology.

    Aug 16, 2018
  • CIO Perspective: Creating Community On Campus At St. Jude

    Bio-IT World | The process of creating the St. Jude Cloud was a difficult one for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. But St. Jude’s CIO and chair of Computational Biology believe the relationships cultivated during the process will create a user community as much within St. Jude as without.

    Aug 15, 2018
  • Clues To Your Health Are Hidden At 6.6 Million Spots In Your DNA

    The New York Times | With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual's risks for five deadly diseases.

    Aug 14, 2018