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1,000 Genomes Project seeks genetic underpinnings of diseases

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 1, 2012

The 1,000 Genomes Project, an international public-private consortium, has doubled the number of sequenced genomes in its open source catalog of human genomic variations — a great aid, researchers say, in medical efforts to find genetic underpinnings of diseases and individually target treatment. Read More »

Chinese Crunch Human Genome With Videogame Chips

Eric Smalley | Wired Enterprise | January 6, 2012

The world’s largest genome sequencing center once needed four days to analyze data describing a human genome. Now it needs just six hours...According to Jackson Lab’s TeHennepe, the feat BGI and NVIDIA pulled off was porting key genome analysis tools to NVIDIA’s GPU architecture, a nontrivial accomplishment that the open source community and others have been working toward. Read More »

Genomes Released of NCI-60 Cancer Cell Lines

Allison Proffitt | Bio IT World | July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013 | On Monday, researchers released the largest database of cancer-related genetic variations—the genomes of the 60 cancer cell lines represented by the NCI-60 list. The project was published online in Cancer Research. Read More »

Scary Science, National Security, and Open-Source Research

Maggie Koerth-Baker | Boing Boing | January 13, 2012

I've been following the story about the scientists who have been working to figure out how H5N1 bird flu might become transmissible from human to human, the controversial research they used to study that question, and the federal recommendations that are now threatening to keep that research under wraps. Read More »

Supreme Court says Human Genes Cannot be Patented

Editor | Associate Press | June 13, 2013

The Supreme Court says companies cannot patent human genes, a decision that could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries. Read More »