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CHICAGO – In the dawning age of precision oncology, bioinformatics has become indispensable to cancer research, and will continue to grow in importance, according to National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Norman "Ned" Sharpless.

"I think the cancer research enterprise has really come to a point where the integration of data science into our work is critical," Sharpless said during a keynote address to the virtual American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Informatics Summit this week.

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President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.

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28
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Single-cell omics assays have become essential tools for identifying and characterizing cell types and states of complex tissues. While each single-modality assay reveals distinctive features about the sequenced cells, true multiomics assays are still in the early stage of development. 

May
04
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Akoya Biosciences

Recently developed technologies for digital imaging and highly multiplexed immunohistochemistry (mIHC) advancing the field of histology into a quantitative era, allowing for more complex descriptions of tissue architecture.

May
06
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Akoya Biosciences

Integrating complementary data sets provides a powerful tool to study complex biological processes.

May
11
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Akoya Biosciences

Our expert panelists will review their own strategies for addressing the challenges of integrative multiomic analysis and will share best practices for this rapidly evolving field.