Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush

Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.

Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.

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Making Public Data Public
Making Public Data Public
Ruth Williams | Jun 8, 2017
Computational scientists develop a system for spotting data overdue for public release, and end up getting hundreds of open-access datasets corrected.
Learning Bioinformatics
Learning Bioinformatics
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Messages in the Noise
Messages in the Noise
Sarah C.P. Williams | Aug 1, 2015
After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.
Publishing Data
Publishing Data
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
Sharing the Wealth
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?
Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature
Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature
Ramon Felciano | Apr 28, 2014
With scientific budgets eroding, the biomedical community needs to get more return from the data it has already generated.
May the Best Model Win
May the Best Model Win
Aimee Swartz | Jun 4, 2013
Computational challenges are tapping the collective wisdom of the scientific community to solve medicine’s biggest problems.
Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative
Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative
Edyta Zielinska | May 13, 2013
Last week brought scientists one step closer to outlining a plan for the massive government-funded project.  
Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic
Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic
Min Song | Apr 1, 2013
Despite increasing use of electronic medical records, much patient data remains in text form, requiring text-mining techniques to make full use of patient information.
Disputes Over Text-Mining
Disputes Over Text-Mining
Dan Cossins | Mar 21, 2013
Computer programs that trawl research papers can reveal important large-scale patterns and facilitate further research, but publishers are wary.
Networking Medicine
Networking Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013
Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013
Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?
Biobank Yields Results
Biobank Yields Results
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2012
The largest collection of genetic and medical data in the United States links telomeres and genetic variants to longevity and disease.
A Guide to the Epigenome
A Guide to the Epigenome
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2012
Making sense of the data deluge
British Health Open for Research
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2012
Giving researchers access to the health records of 52 million people in England could prove invaluable to biomedical scientists.