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Our blog with product updates, industry insights, opinions and references, from the team powering the Genomics Revolution

Events of Special Interest at the 16th Annual AGBT Meeting

It’s that time of year again when many genome scientists make their annual trip to one of the most important meetings of the year, Advances in Genome Biology & Technology (Feb 25-28, Marco Island, Florida). If you’re headed to AGBT, we invite you to visit us in Suite 284 to explore and discuss our latest…

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Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative: DNAnexus is There

Last week, President Obama held a meeting unveiling details about the Precision Medicine Initiative, an audacious research effort to revolutionize how we practice medicine and ultimately improve human health. At the center of this bold new initiative lies a huge new biobank containing electronic medical records and genetic information on more than a million Americans….

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At PMWC 2015 – Keeping pace with NGS test volume & delivery

We are excited to be participating in the upcoming Silicon Valley Personalized Medicine World Conference  being held right here in our own backyard. Co-hosted with Stanford Health Care and Oracle Health Sciences, the conference will take place January 26-28th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The conference will explore content that helps…

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Xconomy Forum: Healthcare’s Punctuated Equilibrium

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking at the Xconomy Forum: Innovation at Biotech’s Epicenter. It was only fitting that this meeting be hosted in the burgeoning biotech neighborhood of San Francisco’s Mission Bay, the latest urban biotech core to spring up in the Bay Area, the birthplace of modern biotechnology. The opening Keynote…

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AWS Re:Invent – How Cloud Computing is Redefining Research

We were honored to receive an invitation to speak, together with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Scientific Computing and Regeneron Genetics Center, at the 2014 AWS re:Invent conference being held next week in Las Vegas.  As a member of the AWS Partner Network Life Science Competency Program, we work with AWS to provide genomic analysis and…

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A Sun Kissed Recap of ASHG 2014

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending ASHG in sunny San Diego. This year’s meeting brought together over 8,000 people focused on human genetics, making it the largest meeting of its kind. This year’s talks were great and we were especially excited about the focus on big genomic datasets. One of the more interesting…

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100% Cloud-based Genome Center Integrating Large Healthcare Data Flows

In a previous post, our new CMO, David Shaywitz, talked about his vision for DNAnexus and its role in helping fulfill the promise of genomic medicine: “DNAnexus represents a natural home for these aspirations, offering a compelling, secure, cloud-based data management platform, an enabling tool for any healthcare organization – academic medical center, healthcare system,…

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Genomic & Phenotypic Data Collide at ASHG

It’s that time of year again!  If you are headed to sunny San Diego for ASHG please be sure  to stop by booth #1114 to say hello, ask questions and check out a demo of the newest DNAnexus features. We’ll also be hosting a panel discussion (free lunch!) with experts from the pharmaceutical industry and…

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Harvesting Insights from the 2014 Plant Genomics Congress

Recently, we attended the Plant Genomics Congress in St. Louis, Missouri where more than 160 plant genomics enthusiasts convened to discuss the latest advances in genomics technologies and how those advances can best be applied to further plant research. We often hear about human genomics as it relates to healthcare, but we don’t hear as…

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Post Medicine X: Reflecting on a More Open Approach to Genomic Medicine

Last week, our Director of Science & Clinical Solutions, George Asimenos, Ph.D., gave a talk at Stanford’s Medicine X conference, titled, “Open-source genomic analyses on open-source patients”.  It was a timely talk given the recent release of the NIH’s proposed Genomic Data Sharing Policies, which, in essence, say that scientists who use government money to…

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