• NeuroBANK Banking On Collaboration, Compassion, Clinical Research

    Bio-IT World | A Harvard professor and Bio-IT World 2018 Best Practices Award winner is banking on old-fashioned collaboration and compassion, along with 21st century technology, to help principal investigators collect data for clinical research and to facilitate the development of new therapies and cures.

    Jun 12, 2018
  • All The Gear But Still No Idea? Why Machines Alone Can’t Cure Cancer

    Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | Despite the hype and fanfare that has accompanied massive supercomputers and AI platforms in recent years, there is still no tool capable of delivering answers to questions such as, “How do I cure a particular patient’s type of cancer?”

    Jun 11, 2018
  • #BioIT18 News, Notes, And Coverage

    Bio-IT World | Last month in Boston, over 3,500 members of the biotech and life science industries came together to share thoughts, insights, and technologies during the 2018 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. The conference featured 16 tracks including Bioinformatics, FAIR Data for Genomic Applications, Data Transfer, Clinical Genomics, Next-Gen Sequencing Informatics, and more.

    Jun 8, 2018
  • Reporters’ Notebook: Clustal, FAIR Data, Rare Diseases, Data Science Community At #BioIT18

    Bio-IT World | When over 3,500 members of the biotech and life science industries spend three days together, there’s more good stuff than a writer can possibly fit into post-event coverage. Our Reporters’ Notebook comprises some of the bits and pieces that we collected over the three days in Boston.

    Jun 8, 2018
  • Bill And Melinda Gates Start A Nonprofit Biotech In Boston

    Forbes | The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, which is holding an event today to show off its plans, will aim to develop new medicines and vaccines for malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhea, which together account for 2.6 million deaths a year globally, many of them in children.

    Jun 7, 2018
  • Data Are Forever

    Bio-IT World | For attendees at this year's Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, perhaps the biggest focal point was the near-permanence of data—particularly juxtaposed against the limited contemporaneous uses for any given dataset in healthcare and life-science IT.

    Jun 7, 2018
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute Sequences Reference Genomes Of 3,000 Dangerous Bacteria

    Bio-IT World Brief | The genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including some of the world’s most dangerous, have been sequenced by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in collaboration with Pacific Biosciences.

    Jun 6, 2018
  • Finding The Usable In FAIR Data At #BioIT18

    Bio-IT World | Last year at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, three teams competed in a Hackathon to see if they could make their datasets more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). This year, the organizers of the FAIR Hackathon wanted to see if they could take those principles to the next level.

    Jun 6, 2018
  • MyHeritage DNA Suffers Security Breach, Only Email Addresses Compromised

    Bio-IT World News Brief  MyHeritage, an Israeli online genealogy platform company, announced yesterday evening that the email addresses and hashed passwords of 92 million MyHeritage users were found on a private server not linked to the company. The security breach includes users who signed up for the service on or before October 26, 2017.

    Jun 5, 2018
  • Buying GitHub Would Take Microsoft Back To Its Roots

    Bloomberg.com | For Microsoft, acquiring GitHub would be both a return to the company's earliest roots and a sharp turnaround from where it was a decade ago.

    Jun 4, 2018
  • Carl Zimmer Hosts “Ask Me Anything” Session On Reddit, Tackles Heredity, Genetics, DTC Testing

    Bio-IT World | To celebrate the recent publication of his book She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer hosted an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session yesterday on Reddit, covering a wide range of topics from consumer genetic testing and how genomic information should be integrated into healthcare, to heredity and where Zimmer stands on genetic cloning.

    Jun 1, 2018
  • Who Gets Credit For CRISPR? Prestigious Award Singles Out Three

    STAT | Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna, and Virginijus Šikšnys will each receive a gold medal and share the $1 million that comes with the Kavli Prize in nanoscience. This is only the latest verdict on the controversial question of who deserves credit for the revolutionary genome-editing tool, CRISPR.

    May 31, 2018
  • Plugging Your Skill Sets Into Big Data

    Bio-IT World | When 3,500 members of the biotech and life sciences industries converged in Boston for the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, the idea of hiring the right people in Big Data popped up again and again. A panel of CEOs and executives converged to discuss this very topic.

    May 30, 2018
  • #BioIT18: Data Science Definitions

    Bio-IT World | Data science was one of the driving themes at this year's Bio-IT World Conference & Expo—so it only makes sense that one of the plenary keynote sessions focused on defining what that "data science" actually means.

    May 29, 2018
  • Open And On Trend: BioTeam Panel Returns, Evolves For #BioIT18

    Bio-IT World | For the second year in a row, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo hosted a panel of BioTeam staff and other experts as they discussed bio-IT trends, sharing their insights on a myriad of topics, including the struggle between science and IT, virtual reality, and what trends are embarrassingly overhyped.

    May 25, 2018
  • All Of Us Issues Funding Opportunity For Genome Centers For Sequencing, Analysis

    Bio-IT World Brief | Today, less than a month after opening national enrollment, the All of Us Research Program issued a call for Genome Centers able to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples. The program anticipates funding up to two Genome Center awards in FY2018, with analyses to begin this fall.

    May 23, 2018
  • Microsoft Offering GDPR-Like Protection For All Customers

    Security Now | Microsoft plans to expand GDPR privacy protections to all its customers, both inside and outside the European Union.

    May 23, 2018
  • Pacific Biosciences, EPAM, Oxford Genetics, And More: News From May 2018

    Bio-IT World | May featured exciting new, products, and partnerships from around the bio-IT community from innovating companies, organizations, and universities, including Pacific Biosciences, EPAM, Oxford Genetics, and more.

    May 23, 2018
  • #BioIT18: Mark Boguski On Precision Diagnostics And The Launch Of A Population Health Project In Thailand

    Bio-IT World | During his keynote presentation at the 2018 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Mark Boguski discussed precision medicine, diagnostic management, and recent plans to work with Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) on a population health project created from scratch.

    May 22, 2018
  • Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA?

    Kaiser Health News | The Pennsylvania-based health chain Geisinger plans to offer DNA sequencing as part of regular patient care.

    May 22, 2018