Intel

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.

UCSF said that the healthcare computing platform will use deep learning to analyze EHR, omics, wearables, and IoT sensor data. 

The five-year collaboration will focus on building, optimizing, and sharing tools and resources that will help scientists process and use genomic data.

Over five years, the partners will work on optimizing the GATK and other Broad-developed solutions as well as methods for analyzing distributed datasets.

Proponents believe the Million European Genomes Alliance will spur research, stimulate the life sciences economy, and ultimately improve clinical care.

The partners have implemented Edico's Dragen on one of IBM's Power Systems servers. Edico has also made the Broad Institute's GATK available on Dragen.

eric dishman

"I'm on this planet thanks to being an early prototype of precision medicine myself," said Eric Dishman, who the NIH has picked to lead the PMI Cohort Program.

The Genome Analysis Toolkit is available on the Google cloud and will be launched on Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM's clouds and BaseSpace later this year.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research will work with prostate cancer data while Dana Farber Cancer Institute's pilot has yet to be decided.

The partners will work on pilot projects that use novel analytical approaches to explore oncology molecular and imaging data.

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Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.