BioThings- Other Biothings in the works

By now, you've probably seen the announcement that our renewal grant application has been approved. In addition to funding the improvement of MyGene.info, and the extension of lessons learned from MyVariant.info, the renewal grant will fund the development of a BioThings Software Development Kit (SDK). To our knowledge this BioThings SDK will be the first open-source bioinformatics software...
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MyVariant- Lesson’s learned and what’s in store

In case you missed it, a sneak peek at what's in store for MyGene.info was posted last week, so it's only FAIR to share our plans for MyVariant. Although the development of MyVariant.info naturally followed that of MyGene.info, the scale of variant annotation data presented a difficult challenge that required additional architectural and performance considerations. At the time MyVariant.info was...
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Gene Wiki Data, BioThings, Mark2Cure, & more! A review of 2017 in the Su Lab

Rather than summarize the 2017 progress on in each project in separate, project-specific posts, I’m putting it all in once post this year for one important reason–recruitment! As with any academic research group, we expect to see a number of our talented team members move on to bigger and better things. 2017 did not disappoint (well, it was disappointing to lose such talent, but...
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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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TEDx talk on Citizen Science for Biology

Earlier this year, Syd Peterson invited me to give a talk at TEDxClaremontColleges. When Syd told me that the theme was “Unexpected Narratives”, I wondered how my lab’s research could possibly fit. To me, it felt like an “eat your broccoli” situation — that packed among some great stories and storytellers they wanted to sneak in some boring science. But to...
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