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Usable, Collaborative, Reproducible, and Extensible

The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) is one of three pilot systems funded by the National Cancer Institute with the aim of co-localizing massive genomics datasets, like The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA), alongside secure and scalable computational resources for analysis. TCGA comprises multidimensional matched tumor-normal data from over 11,000 …

Written by Nick

Seven Bridges at AACR

This week the Seven Bridges team has been participating at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, held this year in New Orleans. We’ve been demonstrating the collaborative research benefits of our Cancer Genomics Cloud, and catching up on the latest developments in cancer genomics at AACR. Speaking …

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Cancer Genomics Cloud presented at AACR

On Sunday, Dr Brandi Davis-Dusenbery presented the Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) to a packed room at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in New Orleans. We are thrilled to see so much enthusiasm about the cloud pilots, and that so many people were keen to …

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Hacking cancer in the cloud

Earlier this month, budding hackers from across the US gathered at the Seven Bridges offices in Cambridge, MA. They came to spend the weekend building and applying tools for cancer research using the Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC). The CGC brings together data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and other …

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Cancer Genomics Cloud wins Bio-IT World Best of Show

The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) has won the Best of Show award for Informatics Tools and Data Analytics at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, held at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA . This award is judged by a panel of experts from academia and industry; this …

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The new normal: portable workflows

Since 2014, researchers around the world, including engineers and scientists at Seven Bridges, have been developing the Common Workflow Language (CWL) specification. The ambitious goal of this project is to enable portable, reproducible and scalable biomedical data analysis. In other words – enabling the same workflow (including the precise tool …

Written by Kate Hodesdon

Seven Bridges visits Dana Farber

Last week Seven Bridges spent some time at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, at the annual genomic approaches towards precision cancer medicine symposium. This event, organized by the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery showcases the work of Dana Farber researchers. Genomic profiling methods are increasingly used to study cancer alterations in …

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Projects on the Seven Bridges Platform: some differences for AWS and Google Cloud users

We recently deployed the Seven Bridges Platform on Google’s cloud infrastructure. This means that we can offer new Seven Bridges users a choice of underlying platform service provider: either Amazon Web Services (AWS), who have powered our Platform to date, or Google Cloud. Researchers who already store their data with …

Written by Kate Hodesdon

Festival of Genomics London — Day 2

Yesterday, the Seven Bridges team and other delegates were back in action at the Festival of Genomics London. On another busy day, we focused our attention on the challenges of cancer data analysis. Nazneen Rahman from the Institute of Cancer Research described the difficulties of turning cancer variant data into a clinically useful …

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