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More Tools and More Time: An Easier Future for Bioinformaticians?
Industry Insight

In the second of a two-part blog series, we talk with Genestack CEO Misha Kapushesky on the developments in Bioinformatics that he’s most excited about, and the latest modular additions to Genestack's bioinformatics platform.

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Are Modular Approaches The Way Forward for Bioinformatics?
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In the first of a two-part blog series, we discuss the advantages of a modular approach to bioinformatics with Dr. Misha Kapushesky, CEO and Founder of Genestack. Perviously a Team Leader at the European Bioinformatics Institute, we also learn about Misha's move from Institute to industry.

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Digital Pathology Solution Could Speed Up Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
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To learn more about ContextVision, their move into the field of digital pathology, and how INIFY™ could help benefit pathologists and patients, we spoke to Lena Kajland Wilén, Director Business Unit Digital Pathology.

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Cloud Robotics Advances Data in Biological Research
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Synergistic Discovery and Design Program (SD2) hopes to update protocols with enhanced automation and machine learning strategies. As part of SD2, Ginkgo Bioworks, and Transcriptic have been offered a dual contract to help advance biological experimentation and iterative testing for synthetic biology. In this blog, we discuss the goals of SD2 and the impact of automation on research with Ben Miles, PhD, Head of Product at Transcriptic.

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Preparing Laboratories for the Digital Revolution
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Digital transformation, often described as the next industrial revolution, has already begun to permanently change almost every aspect of our lives.
Science, of course, is no exception. Digital transformation is poised to fundamentally change how scientists conduct research and how laboratories operate. But, what is the current state of digitalization within today’s labs, and how can they ensure they are ready for digital transformation?

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Using Cell-free DNA as a Marker for Liver Cancer Diagnosis
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During this year’s AACR conference we spoke to Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego about the collaborative work he has been doing with the Laboratory for Advanced Medicine. He discusses their recent study findings on the use of a blood-based method to look at cell-free DNA as a marker for liver cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

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Genomic Profiling in Cancer: Matching Patients to Precision Trials, Guiding Patients to the Right Treatment
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We recently spoke to Gaurav Singal, Vice President of Data Strategy and Product Development at Foundation Medicine, to learn more about how their SmartTrialsTM technology platform has enabled patients to be rapidly matched to precision trials, based on their unique tumor biomarkers.

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Raising the Standards of Data Integrity in Modern Research
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As the research landscape changes, the standards of data integrity that guide research must also change. New data tools, systems and formats provide pitfalls and opportunities for advancing the cause of data integrity. In this blog, we discuss integrity in modern research with John Sadler, Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Software & Informatics Division.

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AI and Humans: Working Together to Improve Diagnosis
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To learn more about the impact AI has already had on diagnostics and health services, as well as some of its future capabilities, we spoke to Chris Scarisbrick.

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Deploying Cloud Technologies to Fight Pediatric Cancer
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The St. Jude Cloud is a recently-launched online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides access to the largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data. We caught up with Jinghui Zhang, PhD, from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to discuss the cloud and its impact on pediatric research.

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