The 11th International Conference of Genomics - report from Shenzhen #ICG11

The BGI has inaugurated their new headquarters in the newly built China National Gene Bank by making it the location of the annual ICG conference. The new building is big and the project is an impressive feat - I am comparing to my photos of ...

Why and how is Repositive a social enterprise?

The two questions I get asked the most from other entrepreneurs are about why and how Repositive is a social enterprise. I hope my summary below is useful - let me know your thoughts. Why is Repositive a social enterprise? Repositive was spun out of ...

What was wrong with "that new MS gene paper"?

You want your hypothesis to be true, but what does the data tell you? If you are a researcher in genetics or other biomedical sciences you are probably hoping for your big breakthrough to one day be able to say that you found the genetic ...

Genomic Data Commons is good news for cancer researchers

If you are working with cancer genomics, we have some good news! The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) (https://gdc.nci.nih.gov), which will be launching on June 1st 2016, will be standardising and reanalysing a large collection of public cancer datasets including TCGA (The ...

Update from BlackBox Connect — 1 week in SF

It has been a fully packed week during the first five days of the BlackBox Connect programme — by Friday night I was exhausted. Saturday I went back to sleep after breakfast and slept a solid 3 hrs. Learning all the ins and outs of the ...