Inside DNAnexus

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

The First Publicly Available “$1000 Genome” Test Dataset!

At DNAnexus we’re always looking for ways to collaborate on projects that are outside the norm, and this latest collaboration is no exception. We’ve teamed up with the Garvan Institute and AllSeq to offer the genomics community open access to the first publicly available datasets generated using Illumina’s HiSeq X Ten sequencing system.   Why…

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At ISMB, Talks Focused on Biological Discovery Through Computation

Recently, over 1,300 scientists converged in Boston to network, learn, and collaborate.  They were there to attend the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference, July 11-15th, which is hosted by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).  ISMB has become the world’s largest bioinformatics/computational biology conference, attracting life scientists from around the world who…

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Techonomy Bio: A Provocative Look at Biotech Innovation

This week we attended the first-ever Techonomy Bio conference, a half-day series of discussions on the convergence of technology and biology, which was fittingly held in the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley.  The meeting, hosted by Techonomy, included more than 20 speakers and panelists made up of scientists, activists, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs engaged…

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Discussing Clinical Genomics at the Recent ICCG Meeting

We had the pleasure of recently attending the International Collaboration for Clinical Genomics (ICCG) meeting in Bethesda.  The ICCG is a partnership between the International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays (ISCA) Consortium and members of the sequencing community who are focused on issues of standardization, data sharing, and collaboration as they relate to structural variation detected…

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What Will it Take to Make Big Data in Biomedicine a Success?

Last week, we attended the Big Data in Biomedicine conference which was held in our backyard at Stanford University. The meeting, hosted by the Stanford School of Medicine and Oxford, pulled in 60 speakers and panelists who covered a broad range of topics including infectious disease, wearable devices, statistics, machine learning, and one of our…

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DNAnexus Snapshot: Five Minutes with Andrew Carroll

In this series of Snapshot blog posts, we profile some of our fascinating team members to give you a better sense of who we are. This week we’re talking to Andrew Carroll, a scientist who has been with DNAnexus for the past two years. Andrew has instrumental roles in collaborating with our academic customers as…

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Congratulations, Team Baylor!

This week our friends and collaborators at Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center were recognized with a Bio-IT World Best Practices Award for their work on the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium.  It’s well-deserved praise for an important translational research project, and DNAnexus is honored to have…

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DNAnexus Introduces Faster, More Affordable Cloud Options

Spring has arrived at DNAnexus, ushering in important updates! Starting May 1, 2014, we are excited to announce your analyses on DNAnexus will be faster and more affordable, thanks to new instance types and coordinated price cuts. With more economical pricing, your budget goes further, your study population size increases, and your science accelerates. What does that…

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Back to Beantown: Kicking off Bio-IT World

This week the DNAnexus team is heading to Boston for the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, to be held at the Seaport World Trade Center. We look forward to this meeting every year for its tech-heavy focus on high performance computing, data analysis, and IT management. This year for the first time, Bio-IT World…

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DNA Day: Celebrating the Decades-long Unraveling of DNA

April 25th marks DNA Day. It’s on the calendar today to commemorate the 1953 publication of the structure of DNA by Francis Crick, James Watson, and others — but really, it’s a time to think about this special molecule and its role in what we do. Just a decade after the completion of the Human…

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