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Customizing your tasks on the Seven Bridges Platform

This blog post provides an overview of how hints can be used to customize tasks on the Seven Bridges Platform. In the context of the Platform, “hints” are parameters that allow you to configure or override some of the predefined ways in which apps and tasks work. Specifically, hints can be …

Written by Marko Marinkovic

Festival of Genomics Boston: Tumor heterogeneity and single cell tracks

Among other very interesting tracks on genomics, Festival of Genomics Boston this year included a track dedicated to Tumor Heterogeneity, which is one of the most intriguing aspects of tumor biology. In a separate track, Single Cell Genomics and the technologies and approaches for investigating it were discussed. I followed …

Written by Andrew Gruen

The Data Browser has a new look!

Representing more than 11,000 patients, each analyzed across multiple molecular dimensions, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) represents an incredibly rich data resource. However, navigating this landscape to find exactly the data that is most interesting can be challenging – particularly when information is spread across multiple sources. To address this …

Written by Kate Hodesdon

High school cancer genomics

It requires a lot of collaboration. Cancer will not be solved by one lone scientist in his lab, it will be solved by a group effort of many scientists and a platform for collaboration is necessary —Jamie Gray Last week Seven Bridges Program Manager Jack DiGiovanna went back to school, to …

Written by Nick

Kevin Litchfield: using whole exome sequencing in testicular cancer

Each week our London office holds Seven Bridges Fridays, where we invite speakers from academia and industry to discuss their work over beer and snacks. Our recent presenter was a mathematician turned bioinformatician who worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 8 years. Kevin Litchfield is now finishing his PhD in Molecular Biology …

Written by Nick

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 …

Written by Nick

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 …

Written by Nick

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 …

Written by Nick

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