MyGene.info 2016 Year-end review

It has been a busy year for the MyGene.info team as they worked to apply the lessons they learned in building MyGene.info and MyVariant.info towards a BioThings framework, and the generation of additional services. At this rate, 2017 is on track to be a very interesting year. In 2016, aside from all the BioThings improvements happening behind-the-scenes, MyGene.info saw a number of improvements...
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1st BD2K/3rd Network of Biothings Hackathon Recap

Let me clarify one thing from the start: My programming skills are extremely limited. That said, I was still very curious as to what a hackathon would be like and concerned about whether or not I’d be able to find a project to which I might make some sort of contribution. 2015.05.07 The first night of the hackathon was the meet, greet, and project pitches. Of the 45 or so people that...
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BD2K Hackathon Travel Awards & Diversity Scholarships

The BD2K Hackathon is right around the corner (May 7-9th 2015, see here for more information). We still have a few travel awards & scholarships available, especially for under-represented minorities in science. The deadline to apply will be this Sunday at Midnight, and we will inform the chosen winners early next week. Please fill out this form to be considered. Also, as a reminder, please...
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1st BD2K 3rd Network of BioThings Hackathon

NEW! Travel and diversity scholarships are available. See the details page. We are very excited to announce our first BD2k / 3rd Network of Biothings Hackathon! This purpose of this hackathon is to bring together experts in their respective fields to collectively work on solving challenges related to biomedical big data. Biomedical research is rapidly becoming data-intensive as investigators are...
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Big Data Center of Excellence

Today, the NIH announced several new awards under the Big Data To Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. I’m very excited to announce that our group will be participating in one of the BD2K Centers of Excellence. Our awarded proposal is titled “A Community Effort to Translate Protein Data to Knowledge: An Integrated Platform“. It’s a bulky title, but it hits the two points of...
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