SAN DIEGO--Structural Bioinformatics here has selected an IBM RS/6000 SP--the same supercomputer that defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov earlier this year--to run bioinformatics simulation programs associated with the company's drug discovery efforts. The RS/6000 SP is capable of processing 16 proteins at once, giving the Structural Bioinformatics a 10-fold increase over earlier modeling speeds, according to IBM. Faster speeds will be critical as the human genome project continues to generate ever-growing amounts of data, the company observed.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Jun
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.

Jul
10
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Jul
11
Sponsored by
Genomenon

This webinar will discuss an approach for automating variant classification based on the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics guidelines.

Jul
12
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will discuss a project that is analyzing the “Human Brainome” – genome, transcriptome, proteome, and phenome interaction data -- to gain insights into Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.