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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 Feb. 21, 2014


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


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


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 Jul. 2, 2010


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 Dec. 19, 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 Sep. 15, 2010


Intel alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech

Intel President Paul Otellini announces plan for new alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech firms over next two years.

By Feb. 23, 2010


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 Feb. 29, 2012


Amazon launches Hadoop data-crunching service

Customers can use MapReduce to pay by the sip as they do things like index the Web, mine data, and conduct financial analysis or bioinformatics research.

By Apr. 2, 2009


Singularity University: Hope or hype?

Kurzweil, Diamandis, and Page want to help people apply modern technology to solve poverty, hunger, and pandemics, but solutions are more likely to be found in other fields of study.

By Feb. 5, 2009