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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 …

Written by Nick

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 …

Written by Nick

Festival of Genomics London — day 1

Yesterday the Seven Bridges team were among the hundreds of delegates who braved the Docklands chill to attend day one of the Festival of Genomics London. The Festival is the home leg of the series operated by Front Line Genomics, the London-based events–publisher focused on delivering genomics to health care. The festival …

Written by Nick

Hello, SFO!

In the midst of a busy week for biotechnology in San Francisco — we’re looking at you JP Morgan attendees! — we’ve just opened our fourth office right in the center of town. We’re incredibly excited to be working at the heart of this wonderful city, with a rich history …

Written by Andrew Gruen

Matt Might: Genetic testing and ‘crowdscreening’ enabling precision medicine, faster research

At the intersection of Big Data, online communities, genomics and precision medicine, you’ll find Matt Might, a professor of computer science, who has taken a leading role advocating for patients with undiagnosed or rare diseases. Advances in genetic testing are revealing crucial details about these patients. One of them is his …

Written by David Wallace

Welcome to the Cancer Genomics Cloud

Welcome to the Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud. Early access for researchers starts today. The CGC helps scientists by hosting one of the world’s largest genomic datasets — The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) — together with the analytical tools and computational resources needed to analyze it, on a secure, cloud-based …

Written by Brandi

Festival of Genomics – See you in San Mateo

The Seven Bridges team is headed to the Festival of Genomics in California Nov 3-5. If you’re participating, here are a few items from our To Do List and the festival week at a glance: Portable BioInformatics Workflows Workshop 9am Tues, Nov 3 – Gaurav Kaushik kicks off a workshop …

Written by David Wallace

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