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Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014


VCs' next big things: Big data, drugs, and education

Five of the most influential tech investors, including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, highlight their top 10 trends for the next five years during a panel discussion.

By May 23, 2012


Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

The new program will give three initial companies a leg up in getting their startups off the ground. The accelerator will be modeled on those that traditionally work with tech and biotech startups.

By May 17, 2012


Five things we learned at the ARPA-E Summit

Scientific research and entrepreneurship in clean energy is alive and well at the ARPA-E Summit.

By February 29, 2012


IBM: Mind reading is less than five years away. For real.

As part of its annual list of five-year predictions, Big Blue is suggesting that, among other things, people will be able to utilize computing technology to figure out some of what others are thinking. Also, we'll never need passwords again.

By December 19, 2011


Talking tech with Peter Thiel, investor and philanthropist (Q&A)

CNET chats with Peter Thiel, billionaire tech investor and philanthropist, on startups, the state of the tech economy, and what he's interested in now.

By October 3, 2011


New database could speed up drug discovery

New database and software, called ChEA, is designed to revolutionize how researchers identify drug targets and biomarkers, the developers at Mount Sinai report.

By September 15, 2010


IBM setting up cloud for genome research

Teaming up with the University of Missouri, IBM is developing a cloud-computing environment where scientists can collaborate on and share information about their genome research.

By July 2, 2010


Internet's future on display at Singularity U.

Students in the Silicon Valley institution hear a futurist's vision of an Internet that can predict what we want and then act on our behalf.

By March 4, 2010


At Singularity University, blowing minds and taking meetings

For one student at the elite institution, learning from thought leaders in a series of exponentially growing technologies will likely lead to a rich future helping to change the world.

By March 2, 2010