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Sony Removes Folding@home Service from PS3

Oct 22, 2012 |

After a successful five-year run, Sony is ending its participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home project.

It’s Time to Put the Squeeze on Genomic Data

Jun 4, 2012 |

The explosion of sequenced genomes threatens to overwhelm the world’s storage capacity.

Vendors Demo Next-Gen Sequencing Platforms for Pharma

May 14, 2012 |

During the second annual Pistoia Alliance conference, three teams demonstrated their newly-implemented cloud-based next-generation sequencing platforms.

Genomic Data Gets Comfy in the Cloud

May 7, 2012 |

Startup DNANexus is helping to bring personalized medicine to the masses with its cloud-based next-gen sequencing platform.

CycleCloud BigScience Challenge Boosts Stem Cell Research

Mar 13, 2012 |

Cycle Computing has proclaimed the winner of the 2011 CycleCloud BigScience Challenge. Victor Ruotti, a computational biologist at the Morgridge Institute for Research, will receive $10,000 in credit from Cycle Computing and four hours of CycleCloud engineering support, plus an additional $2,500 in credit from Amazon Web Services. The award will be used for cutting-edge stem cell research.

Cloud Computing Helps Fight Pediatric Cancer

Feb 29, 2012 |

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).

Biotech Firm Doubles Down on Amazon Cloud

Feb 14, 2012 |

Connecticut-based biotech firm Metrum Research Group moves entire IT infrastructure to Amazon cloud.

Thus Begins the Era of the $1,000 Genome

Jan 11, 2012 |

The latest DNA sequencers can map a human genome in a single day, but useful analysis of the results will still be a bottleneck.

Aussie Supercomputers Under Fire

Jun 15, 2011 |

Victoria’s auditor-general is questioning the value of a $100 million outlay for a life sciences supercomputing facility in the Australian state.

The Genomics Conundrum

May 11, 2011 |

DNA sequencing technology outruns genomic analysis.