Inside DNAnexus

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

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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On A Day When Apple Sidesteps Healthcare Technology, Mary-Claire King Shows How To Confront It

The most interesting healthcare news of this week was manifestly not Apple AAPL +3.06%’s new watch; I can only assume that the Cupertino-based company concluded, after meeting with the FDA and consulting with a range of experts, that it made far more sense to go down the path of nutritional supplements, and stay as far from regulators as possible —…

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At Stanford Medicine X: How Will Emerging Technologies Advance Healthcare?

We are very excited about the upcoming Stanford Medicine X conference that is taking place right here in our backyard September 5-7th.  The conference will explore the rapidly growing market at the intersection of technology and healthcare and how “emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active…

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Towards Fulfilling The Promise Of Genomic Medicine

I was in eleventh grade when I first discovered The Eighth Day of Creation, Horace Freeland Judson’s wonderful, eloquent, deeply inspiring account of the history of DNA and the origins of molecular medicine.  I’ve been hooked ever since. My choice of college was driven by the opportunity to study with many of the key players…

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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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