The Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA), introduced last May, made it illegal to require individuals to disclose genetic test results or to compel individuals to undergo genetic tests for any agreement or service. However, a subsequent legal challenge has prompted a robust defense of the act from scientists in the May issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).READ MORE
Blockchain payment systems are in vogue right now, finding applications in everything from stock market transactions to air fares. Peerwith, an online peer-to-peer marketplace has announced a new blockchain currency with a grand aim: to solve the problem of payment transfers in academia.
Researchers have published the first detailed picture and description of the 3-dimensional molecular structure of telomerase – a discovery that could enable better targeted drug screening and could result in more successful telomerase-related clinical therapeutics.READ MORE
To unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, a team at Durham University is using an ambitious open-source project, dubbed EAGLE-XL, that aims to simulate our entire universe in a level of detail never attempted before.READ MORE
Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.READ MORE
The University of Southampton have recently unveiled their new supercomputer, Iridis. We spoke to Oz Parchment, the University's Director of iSolutions, to find out how Iridis's power can be used to break through barriers preventing collaboration in research.READ MORE
Advances in computing power have been the driving force behind humanity's sequencing crusade, which has seen sequencing become roughly 4,000 times faster in the last 10 to 15 years. How will humanity handle this data flood, and what will we use this data for?READ MORE
Grouping strains by chemotyping may prove useful in ascertaining how strains are related, and the kind of medical benefits you can expect to see with strains from a given chemotype class.
In many industries, curiosity-driven research is being replaced by purpose-driven research, as scientists must satisfy market-led specifications. Successful predictive science depends on seamless collaboration, unified workflows, comprehensive knowledge, and standardized data that is available and understandable in context.READ MORE
Once the preserve of big pharma, high-throughput screening and the data it has produced is now widely available. Together with advances in artificial intelligence, it is providing broad opportunities in drug discovery.READ MORE
International Conference on Biobetters and Regulatory Affairs
Jun 27 - Jun 28, 2018