Tag: DNA sequencing
Not long ago, the high cost and relative slowness of DNA sequencing were the rate-limiting bottlenecks in biomedical research. Today, post-sequencing data analysis is the biggest challenge. The reason, of course, is the prodigious output from modern next-generation sequencing (NGS) instruments (e.g., Illumina and ThermoFisher/Life Technologies) overwhelming analysis pipelines. Efficiently sifting the data treasure trove Read more…
An international team of volunteers is putting their spare computing power to work unlocking the secrets of microbes from around the world. By plugging in to IBM’s World Community Grid, contributors are creating a supercomputer that can carry out genetic comparisons of a wide variety of tiny organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye. Read more…
Genomics moves rapidly. Not long after the first human genome was sequenced in 2003 at a cost of $3 billion, the biotech industry set its sights on the $1,000 genome mark. Realizing this vision has been a primary goal of the sequencing community for nearly a decade, and now it seems that the $1,000 genome Read more…
During the second annual Pistoia Alliance conference, three teams demonstrated their newly-implemented cloud-based next-generation sequencing platforms.
Startup DNANexus is helping to bring personalized medicine to the masses with its cloud-based next-gen sequencing platform.
As part of its Powering the Possible charitable program, Dell is providing the secure cloud-based IT infrastructure to support the world’s first personalized medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer. The research is being conducted by the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and supported by The Translational Genomics Research Institute (Tgen).
The latest DNA sequencers can map a human genome in a single day, but useful analysis of the results will still be a bottleneck.
The Pistoia Alliance is offering $15,000 to inspire better compression techniques for DNA sequence data.
DNA sequencing technology outruns genomic analysis.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the UK-based Atomic Weapons Establishment’s selection of two SGI Altix systems; Platform Computing’s new solution for managing “big data”; the effect of rising sea levels on the North Carolina coastal region; SDSC’s new portal for conducting phylogenetic research; and the selection of Ian Foster for this year’s IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award.