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Tag: genomics

Executive Conversations: Building Resiliency with Bob Reiter, Head of R&D, Bayer Crop Science

Bob Reiter, Head of R&D of Bayer Crop Science, joins Elizabeth Fastiggi, Worldwide Lead of Agriculture Business at AWS for a discussion on recent disruptions in the global food supply chain, examples of farmers building resiliency through data and analytics, and future trends for sustainability. Crop Science, a division of Bayer, provides a range of […]

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Whitepaper: Genomics Data Transfer, Analytics, and Machine Learning using AWS Services

AWS Genomics has released a new whitepaper, Genomics Data Transfer, Analytics, and Machine Learning using AWS Services, that provides essential information and guidance on how to build a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform using AWS services, from instrument to interpretation. Accompanying the new whitepaper are three solutions, developed based on feedback from AWS life science […]

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Make the most of AWS re:Invent 2020 – Life Sciences Attendee Guide

AWS re:Invent routinely fills several Las Vegas venues with standing-room only crowds, but we are bringing it to you with an all-virtual and free event this year. This year’s conference is gearing up to be our biggest yet and we have an exciting program planned with five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and over 500 breakout […]

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DRAGEN reanalysis of the 1000 Genomes Dataset now available on the Registry of Open Data

Guest authored by Bryan Lajoie, Staff Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina Inc. — We are pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive reanalysis of 3,202 deeply-sequenced samples from the 1000 Genomes Project(1kGP) using the Illumina DRAGEN (Dynamic Read Analysis for GENomics) Bio-IT platform. This seminal dataset will be freely available for researchers across the world to use […]

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Cromwell on AWS: A simpler and improved AWS Batch backend

The latest release of Cromwell (v52) includes a number of major changes and improvements to the AWS Batch backend for Cromwell. Among the numerous changes, we have enabled Cromwell’s Call Caching feature when using AWS Batch with files in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This allows genomics researchers to efficiently develop and run workflows […]

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Broad Institute gnomAD data now accessible on the Registry of Open Data on AWS

Co-authored by Grace Tiao, Associate Director of Computational Genomics at the Broad Institute and Erin Chu, DVM, Ph.D., Life Sciences Lead, AWS Open Data Program Today we announce that data from the Genome Aggregation Consortium (gnomAD) is available for the first time on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of the Registry of Open Data […]

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At-scale Genomic Data Compression, Storage, and Access Using PetaGene on AWS: Reference Architecture

Analysis of large-scale genomic data is the foundation for developing new treatments that make personalized medicine a reality. However, access to these multi-petabyte datasets brings challenges in terms of managing storage and compute infrastructure. The scale and flexibility of AWS resources are ideal for such projects. AWS has developed a Reference Architecture for compression and […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 – Healthcare and life sciences industry recap

With over 75 launches and announcements of new services and major features during re:Invent, it can be hard for any technologist to keep track of the most relevant information for Healthcare and Life Science (HCLS) workloads. Explore the below recap of information important for HCLS customers and links to the top re:Invent breakout sessions. Top […]

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Building a scalable image processing pipeline for image-based transcriptomics

The below post was written by guest author Shannon Axelrod, Senior Software Engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the science team’s goal is to support the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century. In particular, the organization […]

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Genomics Webinar: Improving the diagnosis of infectious diseases with microbial genomic analysis

The discovery of microbial cell-free DNA has propelled the introduction of new technologies that can be leveraged for next-generation diagnostic assays. Previously inaccessible genomic information can now be comprehensively surveyed for microorganisms, all from a single blood draw. This webinar will outline how infectious disease testing firm Karius analyzes microbial cell-free DNA data through novel […]

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