I (William) field a lot of questions about interviews as the semester goes on (in 621, the professionalization course, that is). I’m not an expert on the ins and outs of all of the many different kinds of coding /technical interviews, but this article resonated with what I understand to be some good basic practices. […]
Bio-IT World | Tilak Healthcare aims to combine video games with medical expertise so that the same vision monitoring tools that are reliable and useful for doctors will be playful and fun for users. If Tilak can achieve that, the company tools will be “sticky” enough to have a longstanding impact on the healthcare process for patients.
Bio-IT World | The DNA Data Storage Alliance, an organization formed last year by Twist Bioscience Corporation, Illumina, and Western Digital together with Microsoft Research, has launched its website and released its first white paper, an introduction to DNA data storage, endorsed by 29 member organizations.
Bio-IT World | At the DECODE: AI for Pharmaceuticals forum yesterday, Puneet Batra, director of machine learning at the Broad Institute, outlined the mission of the new Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center at the Broad: to position biology to drive the next era of computing.
Bio-IT World | Kicking off the DECODE: AI for Pharmaceuticals forum held virtually this week, speakers from big pharma discussed the cultural challenges required to become a data-driven business and how doing so might position us for the next horizon in personalized medicine.
Twenty years ago, to big fanfare, the complete sequencing of the human genome was announced. Except that it wasn’t actually “complete”; it was a draft with a lot of gaps in hard to sequence areas. Scientists have now announced the first truly complete sequencing of an entire human genome. You can read the preprint of […]
The Naj Lab is hiring a bioinformatician/programmer to participate in on-going research in large-scale genomics and transcriptomics projects in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRDs). This position seeks individuals to work semi-independently, providing bioinformatics support to investigators; managing and analyzing genome-wide genotyping and next-generation sequencing data; constructing data analysis pipelines; developing bioinformatics applications; and […]
Compiling and analyzing state data plays a major role in testing and the vaccination process. VCU Life Sciences students Yaa Adarkwa Darko, Thomas Stack and Shelby Bennett have dedicated their work this past year to helping understand and curtail COVID-19. All three were in the school’s bioinformatics program when they began their projects. Read the […]
Bio-IT World | Big data is often used by businesses to analyze and expand into foreign markets, but there are added complexities when it comes to processing data that crosses international borders. Gathering data in multiple languages layers complexity onto any research.