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Spread of DNA Databases sparks ethical concerns

Jill Lawless | Associated Press | July 12, 2013

Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism — and, according to critics, heading into uncharted ethical terrain. Read More »

A Global Alliance for Genomic Data Sharing & Standards

Travis Korte | IEEE Spectrum | August 5, 2013

In June, a group of 70 hospitals, research institutes, and technology companies from 40 countries formed the Global Alliance (pdf), a consortium to promote open standards and best practices for organizations producing, using, or sharing genomic and clinical data. Read More »

Bringing Order to Potential Confusion of Gene Data

Drew Armstrong & Robert Langreth | Bloomberg | June 5, 2013

Scientists from research and health-care groups including Harvard University and the U.S. National Institutes of Health [NIH] are trying to create a way to standardize and share genetic information before the DNA-scanning field develops into a balkanized mess. Read More »

Curoverse Raises $1.5 Million To Build Open Source Platform For Genomic And Biomedical Big Data

Press Release | Curoverse | December 18, 2013

New Arvados open source project builds on software developed in Dr. George Church’s lab at Harvard Medical School. Read More »

FDA Starts Beta-testing 'The Most Advanced Bioinformatics Platform in the World'

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotechIT | November 16, 2015

The FDA has started testing the precisionFDA platform it developed with DNAnexus. The closed beta test phase is the precursor to a more widespread rollout of the system, which the CEO of DNAnexus has described as being "the most advanced bioinformatics platform in the world." DNAnexus was enlisted by the FDA to help with the project in August...

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FHIR App Provides Precision Medicine Support at Point of Care

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | August 8, 2016

FHIR is helping to power a new precision medicine oncology app that brings clinical decision support to the point of care. Two of the most intriguing trends in healthcare may be able to work together to bring advanced clinical decision support directly to the point of care, suggest researchers who developed a FHIR-based precision medicine application that integrates with electronic health records...

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GenoSpace And The TranSMART Foundation Announce Partnership To Expand Data Sharing And Analytics

Press Release | tranSMART Foundation, GenoSpace, Pistoia Alliance | June 4, 2013

GenoSpace, LLC, a company that builds information systems capable of storing and integrating genomic information and other health data for clinical care and advanced research, today announced its support for the emerging open-source tranSMART data-sharing and analytics platform. Read More »

How Big Data Is Taking On Breast Cancer — And Big Biotech

Ki Mae Heussner | GigaOM | July 30, 2013

Now that the Supreme Court has decided that human genes can’t be patented, a group of researchers is using high-tech data science to better understand the genetic mutations associated with breast cancer. Read More »

How Computer Clouds Could Help Cure Cancer

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | August 5, 2013

Computer clouds have been credited with making the workplace more efficient and giving consumers anytime-anywhere access to emails, photos, documents and music as well as helping companies crunch through masses of data to gain business intelligence. Read More »

Montefiore And Einstein Are Tapped By The White House For Precision Medicine Initiative

Press Release | Montefiore Health System , Albert Einstein College of Medicine | February 25, 2016

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have been selected to be part of the White House's inaugural Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. Parsa Mirhaji, M.D., Ph.D., director of Clinical Research Informatics at Montefiore and Einstein is among an elite group of healthcare leaders from across the country who will participate in a roundtable today at the White House. The event will focus on efforts to integrate biological, clinical, environmental, and administrative data to advance innovations in research and improve the delivery of healthcare...

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Open Source Web App Helps Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

Press Release | Brown University | July 23, 2015

Brown University computer scientists have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer. The tool — dubbed MAGI, for Mutation Annotation and Genome Interpretation — is an open-source web application that enables users to search, visualize, and annotate large public cancer genetics datasets, including data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. “The main motivation for MAGI has been to reduce the computational burden required for researchers or doctors to explore and annotate cancer genomics data,” said Max Leiserson, a Ph.D. student at Brown who led the development of the tool.

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Seven Bridges Introduces Open Source Cancer Genomics Workflow

John Otrompke | Bio IT World | August 20, 2014

Seven Bridges, a Cambridge company that builds tool to help scientists process genomic data, has created a cloud-based workflow for analyzing cancer genomes. The workflow was presented at the Biology of Genomes conference at Cold Spring Harbor in May...

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The Not-So-Precise Side of Precision Medicine

Jessica Davis | Healthcare IT News | November 7, 2016

The launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, along with this year's Cancer Moonshot, have touted the promise of genomic data for population health and more personalized diagnosis. As a result, more consumers are seeking genetic testing and more researchers are contributing to these initiatives. But the healthcare industry isn't necessarily prepared for this shift. The popularity of genetic testing doesn't come without risks, according to Mayo Clinic's recent report, The Promise and Peril of Precision Medicine...

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Ticking All The Boxes For A Health Care Upgrade At Strata Rx

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Strata | October 7, 2013

What is needed for successful reform of the health care system? Here’s what we all know: that a data-rich health care future is coming our way. And what it will look like, in large outlines. Health care reformers have learned that no single practice will improve the system. All of the following, which were discussed at O’Reilly’s recent Strata Rx conference, must fall in place. Read More »