DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible
Illumina — a DNA sequencing company — unveiled a machine called the NovaSeq at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. With it the company hopes to bring down the price of sequencing to less than $100. The post DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Cancer Moonshot needs a heavy dose of computational infrastructure
 Top cancer researchers recently reported their findings and recommendations to President Obama and Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot task force. All 10 recommendations in the report heavily concentrate on enabling computational infrastructure, and included these key words: sharing data, engaging patients, precision medicine, genetic understanding, interdisciplinary, ecosystem and… Read More ...
Massive crowdsourced study finds genetic links to depression
Analyzing the genes of over 450,000 23andMe customers in a crowdsourced study, researchers identified 15 regions of the human genome associated with an increased risk of suffering from depression. The post Massive crowdsourced study finds genetic links to depression appeared first on Digital Trends.
Capitalizing on foundations of innovation
 Two of the most important technological advances, which helped fueled much of the country’s record economic growth in the post-WWII era, were ubiquitous computing devices and modern communications technologies. Most of the companies covered on TechCrunch certainly would not exist if not for the development and commercialization of microprocessors and the Internet. Read More ...
You can sequence, analyze your genome for $999, but are you ready to see your results?
For $999, you can get your genome sequenced and analyzed and see what medical conditions you’re predisposed to. That’s the proposition from Boston-based Veritas Genetics. But are people ready for potentially unfavorable results? The post You can sequence, analyze your genome for $999, but are you ready to see your results? appeared first on Digital Trends....
At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away
 DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get their full DNA sequence with a single saliva test. Some of the bigger companies in the personal genome space like Knome and Illumina’s Every Genome offer an all-encompassing service for… Read More ...
Entire Neanderthal Genome Mapped For The First Time
Do we need to reconsider that "N" in DNA? For the very first time scientists have sequenced the entire genome of a Neanderthal, by extracting a tiny sliver of bone from a toe bone that was found in Siberia in 2010 and applying DNA sequencing processes. Earlier Neanderthal DNA experiments, including some by the same team, have created databases of partial genome maps but the new effort means that the Neanderthal genome is now mapped as well we are. The data is likely to prove extremely usef...
Obama Administration To Create Project To Map The Human Brain
The project is expected to be introduced in the administration's budget proposal next month. The Obama administration plans to include a new project in its upcoming budget that would work to map the human brain in a similar way to the Human Genome Project's mapping of genomes, the New York Times reported. According to the report, the project is currently named The Brain Activity Map and will be a partnership between federal agencies, foundations, neuroscientists and nanoscientists. It is e...
Who can fight Android malware? Not Google, it seems
The amount of malware targeting Android is still growing fast, and Google has promised to crack down. Turns out, that's not going so well.