It has now been 16 years since the Human Genome Project sequenced the first ever human genome: in that time, as has been mentioned in previous editions of this report, more than 500,000 genomes have been sequenced, generating enough data to drastically raise computational resource usage and create a need for rapid innovation to offset […]
Dr Ben Langmead is a computational biologist and assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins University, most famous for his creation of the Bowtie and Bowtie 2 sequence alignment algorithms, used to improve sequencing alignment quality. FLG spoke to Dr Langmead about his lab, his recent work using the Stampede2 supercomputer cluster to optimise sequencing data analysis software, and the future for DNA sequencers as a whole.
The eLife online journal has published its first “computationally reproducible” article, where figures are integrated with the software, data and computational environment required to produce them.
D4: Pharma is a highly-select gathering of 80-100 very senior and experienced pharma professionals responsible for making important decisions, as well as turning innovation and new ideas into measurable progress.
Genomics England, NHS England and The Royal Society are holding a scientific meeting at the Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace to celebrate the successful conclusion of the 100,000 Genomes Project, which was declared finished in December last year.
While the Annual Meeting & Expo is the pinnacle of the association’s educational calendar, AMP offers educational initiatives throughout the year in a variety of formats, many of which offer continuing education credit.
New research from Indiana University has identified “hotspots” in DNA where the risk for genetic mutations is significantly elevated.
A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders.
Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology.
Although primarily influenced by environmental and social factors, years of schooling are also influenced by genes associated with cognitive function such as memory and personality traits.
US representatives are pressing genetic testing companies for details on their security systems and customer privacy policies.