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New AWS Public Data Set – 3000 Rice Genome

You can now access the genome sequence data of 3,024 rice varieties that have been aligned and analyzed against five different reference genomes as an AWS Public Data Set. The data contains over 30 million genetic variations that span across all known and predicted rice genes, as well as potential regulatory regions surrounding these genes.

Sinequa Selected by UCB to Reduce Time and Cost of Searching Clinical Trial Data

Sinequa, a leader in real-time Big Data search and analytics, today announced that UCB has selected the Sinequa Big Data Search & Analytics Platform to speed vital information discovery of its clinical trial file share.

Station X Accelerates Pace of Genome Interpretation With Qubole

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced that Station X, a leading developer of technologies that make large-scale human genome management and analysis easier, is using Presto on Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform to power GenePool™, a powerful software-as-a-service solution for real-time analytics of genomic and medical information.

Analytics Across the Ecosystem – A Prescription for Optimizing Healthcare Outcomes

This executive report is based on an in-depth study by the IBM Institute for Business Value research team. It looks at the current state of analytics across the healthcare ecosystem, including how organizations are implementing analytics strategies.

Brains, Sex, and Machine Learning

In the presentation below, Dr. Geoffrey E. Hinton, Distinguished Researcher at Google, discusses how recent advances in machine learning cast new light on two puzzling biological phenomena.

Insilico Medicine to Utilize Deep Learning for Drug Repurposing and Discovery in Cancer and Age-Related Disease

Insilico Medicine, a bioinformatics company dedicated to drug discovery for cancer and aging, has launched its proprietary DeepPharma (TM) platform. DeepPharma utilizes the latest advances in deep learning to improve computer analysis of massive structured multi-omics data banks and millions of tissue-specific pathway activation profiles.

Big Data in Biosciences and Health Care is Focus of New UCLA Research Center

A new research institute at UCLA may eventually provide doctors with tools to more accurately tailor medicines for individual patients, which could both improve quality of care and minimize the side effects associated with today’s medicine.

Station X Accelerates Pace of Genome Interpretation With Qubole

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced that Station X, a leading developer of technologies that make large-scale human genome management and analysis easier, is using Presto on Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform to power GenePool™, a powerful software-as-a-service solution for real-time analytics of genomic and medical information.

UCLA Institute to Help Biologists, Doctors Mine Big Data

BIG DATA CASE STUDY UCLA announced a new institute to help medical and biology researchers make sense of Big Data. Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds – pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of […]

Optimizing Life Sciences – Deploying IBM Platform Computing

In your world – numbers and data can save lives. Minutes and seconds absolutely matter. Whether engaged in genome sequencing, drug design, product analysis or risk management, life sciences research teams need high-performance technical environments with the ability to process massive amounts of data and support increasingly sophisticated simulations and analyses.