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Publisher Spotlight: Byrdie

<b># of articles flipped:</b> 750<p><b>Interviewee:</b> Faith Xue, Editorial Director<p><b>What can women get from your site that they just can’t get elsewhere? What makes Byrdie a daily read?</b> <br>There are a lot of websites that talk about beauty out there, but very few sites that <i>solely</i> cover beauty. We live and breathe …

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Smartphone-Sized Genetic Sequencer Transcribes Entire Bacterial Genome

Scientists first transcribed the genome—or complete genetic code—of a free living organism in 1995. Sequencing the bacterium <i>H. Influenzae</i> took a …

Google brings Broad Institute's genome analysis kit to the cloud

Google has partnered with Broad Institute to offer the biomedical research organization’s DNA analysis software as a service on the tech company’s Cloud Platform.<p>The institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit will run in Google Genomics, the company’s cloud service for life sciences research. Google …

Genetics

Genome Advance of the Month

Genomics holds promise of treatments for inherited blindness<p><b>Millions of people worldwide suffer from diseases</b> of the retina that cause partial or …

Protein

Google's Latest Partnership Could Revolutionize Genome Analysis!

On Wednesday, Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) quietly added an 800-pound gorilla to its arsenal.<p>Google Genomics, the company’s cloud-computing platform for …

Coming soon: An API for the human genome

Gholson Lyon, a geneticist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory recently pointed out in an article about Apple’s DNA-related ambitions that we don’t yet have a “killer app to interact with [our DNA] quickly and easily.<p>What’s missing is technology that democratizes access to the genome and makes it …

Genetics

Bio-IT World

<b>By Aaron Krol</b><p><b>June 30, 2015</b> | A large team of scientists has published one of the most detailed explorations to date of complex structural variation …

Genetics

The human genome may be the next big API to hit the market

Manipulating the human genome, at least on a large scale, still exists primarily in the realm of science fiction. But soon, scientists may develop an …

Empire Genomics raising $15M venture capital round, seeking new HQ around medical campus - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

By Dan Miner <br>– Reporter, Buffalo Business First<p>Jul 1, 2015, 12:14pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jul 1, 2015, 3:32pm EDT<p>Empire Genomics is raising a $15 million round …

Sequencing the genome creates so much data we don’t know what to do with it

Get ready for some incomprehensibly big numbers.<p>Scientists are predicting that genomics — the field of sequencing human DNA — will soon take the lead as the biggest data beast in the world, eventually creating more digital information than astronomy, particle physics and even popular Internet sites …

Genome Modeling System: A Knowledge Management Platform for Genomics

Abstract<p>In this work, we present the Genome Modeling System (GMS), an analysis information management system capable of executing automated genome …

Genetics

Genomic Data in Patients’ Hands | GEN

For full access to this article login to GEN Select now.<p>February 15, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 4)<p>Strides in biotechnology and genomics have enabled …

'Genomics' helps patients manage cancer from home

KSL-TV<p>'Genomics' helps patients manage cancer from home<p>By | Posted Jul 9th, 2015 @ 10:29pm<p> 5 photos<p>0<p>SALT LAKE CITY — A diagnosis of cancer is a …

Genomics: the “four-headed beast” of Big Data

Big Data in the cloud. Photo from internap.com<p>When I bought my first laptop in 2005, it came with a free 64MB flash drive*, which I thought was …

Two new studies use genomes to identify the first Americans — but come up with different answers

How and when the first people arrived in the Americas has long been a contentious debate, and despite loads of new data from the burgeoning field of genomics, two separate studies published Tuesday show the debate is far from over.<p>Both studies, one published in the journal Science and the other in …

Verge Genomics Wants To Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases Through Advanced Algorithms

Launching out of Y Combinator, Verge Genomics is looking to find cures for brain diseases. Alzheimers, ALS, and Parkinsons are complex diseases that usually involve a network of genes, as opposed to a single gene.<p>According to the company, over 99.9 percent of drug discoveries ultimately fail …

Pharma

Sequoia Capital invests $20 mn in MedGenome

<b>Mumbai:</b> MedGenome, a genomics-based diagnostics and research services firm, has raised $20 million (approximately Rs.127 crore) from venture capital …

Meet Deep Genomics, a start-up bringing the power of deep learning to genomics

Twelve years ago was a low point for Brendan Frey. His wife at the time was pregnant, but genetic counselors told the couple that something was wrong with the baby.<p>“There was a problem, but they really couldn’t tell us how serious it was,” Frey recalled to me. “It was sort of a genetic problem that …

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Fixing the genome: Scientists discover a way to repair damaged DNA

New research could help to defeat previously incurable diseases<p>Human cells can experience up to 20,000 small-scale DNA failures in the chromosome daily. Scientists refer to them as double-strand breaks (DSBs), and they are usually caused by UV light, ionizing radiation, oxidative stress, various …

The Human Genome Is In Stalemate in the War Against Itself

A moth evolves ears that can hear the sonar of bats, and bats adapt by hushing their calls to whispers. A newt evolves powerful poisons that can kill would-be predators, and a snake evolves immunity to those poisons. A gazelle becomes faster to outrun its hunter, and a cheetah becomes faster still. …

Illumina Accelerator Invests in Second Class of Genomics Startups from US and Europe

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced Illumina Accelerator—the world’s first business accelerator focused …

CareDx and DNAnexus Collaborate on Cloud-Based Genomics Platform for Cell-Free DNA

BRISBANE, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW Calif., Aug 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --<p>CareDx, Inc. CDNA, +13.49% a molecular diagnostics company …

$1000 genome sequencing ushers in a new era of scientific research

<i>(Credit: Genome gradient image by George Gastin, CC BY-SA 3.0)</i><p><b>Genetics company Illumina has unveiled the HiSeq X Ten, a new supercomputer that the company claims will cut the cost of genome sequencing to just US$1000.</b><p>A thousand bucks is all it will cost to sequence an entire genome, thanks to the …

University of California

An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an octopus, bringing researchers closer to discovering the genes involved in the creature’s unusual biology, including its ability to change skin color and texture and a distributed brain that allows its eight arms to move …

Scientists just sequenced the octopus genome for the first time ever

In the search for the secrets of the majestic, mysterious octopus, scientists finally have a road map. Researchers have produced the first complete genome sequence for any octopus, laying out all of the genes that make the species <i>Octopus bimaculoides</i> <i></i>what it is. Now that this genetic information is …

A Map for Engineering Your Next Innovation [Infographic]

How to come up with your next breakthrough idea, again and again.<p>Innovation is about bringing together individuals with diverse strengths who can push against each other and build something collaboratively that they never would've come up with on their own. Innovation happens when there is …

Pharmacogenomics: Genomics and Drug Response - Richard Weinshilboum, M.D.

ClinAction Workshop: Clinical Implementation of Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics - David Mrazek