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Combining genomic, clinical, and patient-reported data, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project provides a unique resource for the cancer community.

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Puzzle Me This

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2017

Looking at words on many different levels

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Making DNA Data Storage a Reality

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.

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Infographic: Writing with DNA

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 17, 2016

An open-access catalog of tens of thousands of human exome sequences highlights the power of a very large genomic dataset in pinpointing genes linked to rare diseases. 

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Learning Bioinformatics

By Esther Landhuis | July 1, 2016

In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.

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UCSD Names New Head of Alzheimer’s Study

By Bob Grant | January 18, 2016

The project at the center of the dust up between the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Southern California gets a new leader, as the institutions continue to battle in court.

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Big Data Problem

By Amanda B. Keener | July 8, 2015

Scientists estimate that, in the next 10 years, the data needs of genomics will outpace those of astronomy and some social media.

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Turning Data into Discovery

By Vicki Chandler | June 1, 2015

To make the most of the current data deluge, we must reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2014

An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence, and Dataclysm

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