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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

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

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

From ASHG 2015, Dr. Wan-Ping Lee on a better read mapping graph

Last call #ASHG15. If bioinformatics and a better graph-based genome is your area of interest, you’ll want to meet Dr. Wan-Ping Lee of Seven Bridges Genomics at 3pm Friday 10/9 in Room 316. Here’s a brief introduction: Current short-read mapping algorithms utilize species-specific genome reference sequences to align reads from …

Written by David Wallace

Docker-based solutions to reproducibility in science

Seven Bridges Genomics is launching a toolkit for creating fully portable bioinformatics workflows, based on Docker and the Common Workflow Language. With high-profile cases of data fabrication recently in the news, the New York Times asks how journal referees can detect fraudulent results in submitted articles when they are rarely …

Written by Kate Hodesdon

Building a Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot

We are delighted to announce that we were recently selected to participate in the Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots project funded by the National Cancer Institute. The goal of this 24 month project is to democratize and speed cancer research by enabling all researchers to leverage cloud-computing technologies to interrogate petabyte-scale …

Written by brandi

Gibbon genome reveals new insights into mechanisms of primate chromosomal evolution

The gibbon now joins the ranks of nearly 100 mammals with genome assemblies deposited into NCBI’s genome database. – Gracing the cover of today’s issue of Nature, the sequencing and initial analysis of the gibbon genome represents a continuation of efforts, directed by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), to sequence …

Written by Devin

Developing an open standard for reproducible genomics pipelines

July was an exciting month for Seven Bridges Software Engineer Boysha Tijanic, who traveled from our Belgrade, Serbia office to give a presentation at ISMB 2014. In his talk, Boysha discussed the importance of transparency and thoroughness when it comes to sharing data and highlighted the complexity of bioinformatic workflows …

Written by carol

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