Tag: Genomics

Life Sciences Cultivate Streaming Analytics

Aug 15, 2016 |

Transatlantic partners are applying machine-learning algorithms to a financial HPC platform to develop predictive models for studying crop growth patterns and agriculture practices. The partners said the models would include variables such as crop response and adaptation to environmental stresses. Read more…

Rice Genome Data Mined to Feed a Hungry Planet

Sep 24, 2015 |

The global population is forecast to top 7.7 billion human beings by 2020. As weather patterns change and, with them, global agricultural production, a new dataset containing the genome sequences of more than 3,000 rice varieties are being made available to researchers working to figure out how to feed the world. Read more…

Five Ways Big Genomic Data Is Making Us Healthier

Jun 3, 2015 |

We’ve come a long ways since the human genome was first decoded 13 years ago. Thanks to continued advances in high performance computing and distributed data analytics, doctors and computer scientists are finding innovative new ways to use genetic data to improve our health. Read more…

A Shoebox-Size Data Warehouse Powered by GPUs

Apr 22, 2015 |

When it comes to big data, the size of your computer definitely matters. Running SQL queries on 100 TB of data or joining billions of records, after all, requires horsepower. Read more…

Saving Children’s Lives with Big Genomics Data

Apr 16, 2015 |

It’s estimated than one in 30 children is afflicted by one of 8,000 or so genetic diseases that we have discovered. Thanks to progress in the world of genomic testing—including faster genomic sequencers and better algorithms for making more accurate diagnoses—doctors are making progress in identifying genetic diseases and getting children the treatment they need. Read more…

Peek Inside a Hybrid Cloud for Big Genomics Data

Mar 30, 2015 |

Genomics, or the study of human genes, holds an enormous promise to improve the health of people. However, at 80GB to 250GB per sequenced genome, the sheer size of genomics data poses a considerable storage and processing challenge. Read more…

A New Sequence for Stanford

Dec 3, 2012 |Stanford University, already a renowned genomics research institution, won approval for and is planning the building of an interdisciplinary genomics center. The center would rival that of MIT’s as well as Harvard’s Broad Institute for government funding and the top genomics personnel in the country. Read more…

Brown University Advances Genomics, Big Data Research

Oct 11, 2012 |A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health allow a computer science team from Brown University to better an algorithm used to detect mutated genes. It is thought that this algorithm could potentially be used to sift out irrelevant information in non-genomics big datasets. Read more…

DNA to Carry New Data Burden

Aug 21, 2012 |Harvard scientists from the Wyss Institute have taken a significant step forward, encrypting 700 terabytes of data such that a single gram of DNA would carry almost a zettabyte of information, defeating the previous DNA information density record by a factor of a thousand. Read more…

Researchers Germinate Novel Approach to Big Bio Data

Aug 9, 2012 |This week we talked with Michigan State University microbial researcher Dr. C. Titus Brown, assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and head of MSU’s lab for Genomics, Evolution, and Development about how his team came up with a novel approach to addressing massive volumes of data for systems that.... Read more…