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Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 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.
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
UCSD Names New Head of Alzheimer’s Study
Bob Grant | Jan 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.
Big Data Problem
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 8, 2015
Scientists estimate that, in the next 10 years, the data needs of genomics will outpace those of astronomy and some social media.
Turning Data into Discovery
Vicki Chandler | Jun 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.
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2014
Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.
Neuroscientists Threaten to Boycott Brain Project
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014
More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?