Inside DNAnexus

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

Security Advisory: Response to Heartbleed Vulnerability

On April 7, 2014, a serious vulnerability known as Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) was disclosed in the OpenSSL cryptography library, affecting many popular software packages and Internet services. The vulnerability could potentially be exploited to steal sensitive data such as encryption keys and user passwords. We have no evidence that any DNAnexus customer data or credentials were…

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DNAnexus Snapshot: Five Minutes with George Asimenos

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 George Asimenos, our director of science and clinical solutions. George came to DNAnexus when it first started, and has played a pivotal role in building…

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AGBT Posters Featuring DNAnexus

DNAnexus was featured in a couple of posters at AGBT this year. DNAnexus scientist, Andrew Carroll, was in the poster hall, sharing data from the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium genomic analysis project. In addition, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Lead Programmer Scientist at Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center, presented a poster…

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Feb 28: Celebrating Rare Disease Day

A person with Alport Syndrome might have to look far and wide to find somebody else who can truly understand his symptoms. Just 1 in 50,000 newborns is born with this debilitating genetic disease, which shuts down kidney function and causes hearing and vision loss. Though the syndrome has been understood, at least at a…

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AGBT Conversation Centers on Data Analysis and Computational Challenges

Well, the 15th annual AGBT meeting certainly didn’t disappoint. Marco Island has always been a great conference for sequencing technology, but it was refreshing this year to see that much of the conversation has shifted away from the sequencing instruments themselves and toward other critical pieces of the workflow. Several plenary presentations discussed the challenges…

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Marco Island, Here We Come!

February marks the time scientists throughout the genomics community make the annual pilgrimage to Marco Island for one of the most important scientific meetings of the year, Advances in Genome Biology & Technology. DNAnexus is proud to be a sponsor once again. We are honored to be supporting an event that has consistently maintained high…

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2014: The Year of the Cloud

  The Chinese New Year is almost upon us — and the Year of the Horse has us thinking about what 2014 will bring to the world of DNA sequencing. We believe that this will turn out to be the year of cloud computing. Here are a few of the trends that we’re watching: Availability…

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Bring on the New Reference Genome!

Like many of our fellow genomics scientists, we are eager to see the much-anticipated new human reference genome. From the Genome Reference Consortium — which consists of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Genome Institute at Washington University, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the European Bioinformatics Institute — the new GRCh38 reference is…

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One Simple Solution for Ten Simple Rules

Like many in the systems biology space, we have been longtime fans of Philip Bourne’s Ten Simple Rules articles since the first one was published in PLoS Computational Biology back in 2005. (“Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published,” October 2005.) The latest installment is especially near and dear to us at DNAnexus: “Ten Simple Rules…

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CHARGE-ing Ahead After ASHG

After last week’s ASHG frenzy, we could use a week off! But we’re so inspired by the positive response to the DNAnexus cloud computing platform that we are back in the office and digging right in. Our big story at the conference was about our collaboration with Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) and Amazon…

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