Manys stories have covered the use of big data and genomics to find new treatments and cures for diseases. The hope within that coverage is palpable but with a distinct "maybe one day" feel. But now there comes an announcement of the opening of The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine in Huntsville, Alabama, which just may be the very first clinic to be "designed solely for providing diagnoses to patients with undiagnosed disease via the exclusive use of whole genome sequencing data."
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office launched its first service for Global Dossier Monday. The goal of the new service is to make it easier for patent applicants to "view, monitor and manage intellectual property protection around the world by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at participating offices," the USPTO explained in a press release.
In case you missed DJ Patil's speech at Strata earlier this year, here's a YouTube video of it, complete with remarks from President Obama. Patil, in case you didn't already know, is the...
A new collaboration between Comtrade, a provider of IT infrastructure management and monitoring products, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research – or CERN – plans to improve global access to more than 140 petabytes of data for thousands of researchers conducting experiments on the Large Hadron Collider.
The sharing economy is no longer just a consumer affair, it's spreading into the commercial world. Case in point: Shotfarm, an e-commerce platform company, launched Switches Marketplace last week, a platform for complex product information exchange between manufacturers and retailers.
Among the latest efforts on the path to life-saving cures is AWS's recent announcement of two new public data sets: The Cancer Genome Atlas and The International Cancer Genome Consortium PanCancer dataset. These are two of the world's largest collections of cancer genome data and they're both now available at no cost on AWS as part of the AWS Public Data Sets program.
The free world is mourning the tremendous loss of human life to terrorist attacks in Paris this past weekend. As of this writing, details of the attacks were still being sorted out, but ISIS took credit for the carnage. While virtually no one disputes the claim of responsibility, the world still knows little about what actually happened in each of the separate but coordinated attacks. In the future though, wearables may erase most or all such uncertainties. Here's how.
Dutch utility Eneco is using big data and the Internet of Things to deploy a software-defined power plant that will integrate more renewable energy into the Dutch electric grid. It just may well be the first deployed in the industry. Integrating renewable energy into the power grid and being able to analyze the new data flow through a software-defined power plant is no small feat.
The Linux Foundation announced its intent to form the OpenHPC Collaborative Project, which will provide a new, open source framework to support "the world's most sophisticated" High Performance Computing environments. The effort has the support of more than 30 companies and HPC centers.
Xaxis, a digital advertising technology incubator, announced Monday it has partnered with Haystaq DNA, a voter analytics company, to release a programmatic ad product. The new program, called simply Xaxis Politics, leverages offline voter profiles to aid political campaigns in reaching U.S. voters almost everywhere.