Bio-IT World | Alexion, in collaboration with EPAM, has developed a software competition platform to allow the objective comparison of contributed algorithms for automated rare disease diagnosis.
Reuters | Swiss drugmaker Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine, raising its bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group’s ability to personalize cancer care.
Bio-IT World | Innovative mobile technology that quickly sends warnings and error notifications to users’ mobile devices won a Bio-IT World 2018 Best Practices Award. The Celgene Lab Instrument Mobile Alert (LabAlert) system integrates into the laboratory environment to generate, manage, and report real-time alerts from lab instruments to mobile devices. […]
Bio-IT World Brief | Today Benchling announced it has closed $14.5M in Series B funding led by Benchmark, with participation from F-Prime Capital and returning investor Thrive Capital.
Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | The life sciences industry has continually experienced one innovation after another that multiples the amount of data being generated, outpacing enterprise IT. It’s crucial for life sciences IT to invest in the right infrastructure now, to manage their growing data and prepare for the future. […]
The New York Times | For the past five years, China has had the world’s fastest computer. But as of Friday, Summit, a machine built in the United States, is taking the lead.
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.
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?”
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.