Data

Data is at the heart of applicable genomics. As the volume and depth of genomic data grows, bioinformaticians are translating the data into interpretable patterns leading to new biological insight.

Largest Genetic Study for POAG in African-Americans

Dr Joan O’Brien, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, and primary investigator of POAAGG, joins our panel of experts on April 10th to discuss bias in genetic studies and what is being done to remove it.

Israel Takes On Big Data Health Project

Israel is the next country to take full advantage of big data, by investing nearly $287 million in a project to make data about the state of health of its population widely available to researchers and private companies.

$5 Million Tech Prize Seeks Answer to Origin of Life

A USD $5 million technology prize aims to crack the origin of the genetic code. The Evolution 2.0 Prize was announced at Arizona State University in August 2017. The largest “origin of life” prize to date, it seeks to bridge the gap between chemistry, genomics and modern computing.

Introducing the Canadian Genomics Cloud

This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, promises to give every scientist in the country unfettered access to technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research.