Inside DNAnexus

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

DNAnexus Expands its Global Network for Genomic Medicine to China

It’s official – DNAnexus is expanding its cloud platform to China. A $15 million strategic investment and alliance with WuXi PharmaTech will bring cloud-based genomics to China and Chinese genomics to the world. We’ve been steadily building the global network for genomic medicine, and now we can serve the Chinese life science market. With our…

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The Word “Genetics” is 110 Years Old

William Bateson, an advocate of Gregor Mendel’s ideas, first proposed the use of the word “genetics” in a letter to a colleague dated April 18, 1905. The new word subsequently entered the scientific lexicon when Bateson used it to describe the study of inheritance in his inaugural address to the Third International Conference on Plant…

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DNAnexus at Bio-IT World: Population-Scale NGS Studies Enter the Cloud

We are excited to be heading to Boston next week to participate in the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center. Reflecting the needs and interests of attendees, the conference organizers have prepared a program featuring cloud computing as a central and pervasive topic. Cloud computing appears not only as…

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NIH Security Best Practices Update

DNAnexus has always taken a proactive approach to security and compliance. We’ve worked closely in partnership with AWS (Amazon Web Services) to provide our mutual customers best-in-class security for genome informatics and data management in the cloud. These efforts have been acknowledged in the updated publication of the National Institutes of Health Genomic Data Sharing…

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A Signal Moment in Precision Medicine

The “Future of Genomic Medicine VIII” conference took place last week in beautiful La Jolla, California. The broad goal of this annual conference is to promote the use of genomic knowledge to change medicine by making it more precise, individualized, and effective. Key areas of focus for this year’s conference were cancer detection, the genomics…

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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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