A Data Biosphere for Biomedical Research

By Benedict Paten We, the authors listed below, are privileged to be part of the growing global community bringing data and life science together. Our groups have been working together in overlapping combinations during the past two years to drive the creation of data commons …


Visualizing Human Genome Variation

A comprehensive, genomic variation graph offers an intuitive view of how human genomes vary Biomedical Computation Review | By Katharine Miller Humans share 99.5 percent of their DNA sequence, but that still leaves plenty of variation to go around. To get a handle on which …

David Haussler Team Pic

2017 Assembly: Mapping Open Research Ecosystems

April 20 – 22, 2017 – Seattle, WA Hosted by Sage Bionetworks Sage Assmbly invited speaker David Haussler, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Scientific Director, addresses the plenary session with his talk, “Evolution of Concepts in Open Ecosystems – Part 2.” Watch the video here.

[Tues. May 16th, 2017] Genomics Institute Seminar: Siddartha Jain

Siddartha Jain Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University Inferring temporal signaling pathways and regulatory networks, and classifying cell types from high-throughput data Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 599 Engineering 2 Abstract Cells need to be able to sustain themselves, divide, and …

Children’s Hospitals Incorporating Genomic Testing

Panelists offer details on research programs using genetic information to diagnose and treat tragic childhood diseases. By Steve Sternberg | Senior Writer Nov. 4, 2016, at 2:47 p.m. Read the full article here  

MinION sequencer

Mini DNA sequencer tests true

By Mary Todd Bergman:
Public access to Oxford Nanopore’s MinION™ USB-attached miniature sensing device enabled an international consortium to evaluate the technology and provide a standard protocol for its use; Preliminary analysis of data generated in five very different laboratories indicates the performance and accuracy of the device is consistently good; Data are freely available for re-analysis and innovation in the Nanopore analysis channel on F1000Research.