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UC Santa Cruz researchers use big data to fight cancer

SANTA CRUZ >> Until recently, if a California child with cancer failed to respond to standard therapies, doctors frequently had difficulty determining an effective next step. Now they can match cancer therapies to individual children based on the genetic characteristics of their tumors thanks to …

The NIH BD2K center for big data in translational genomics

Abstract The world’s genomics data will never be stored in a single repository – rather, it will be distributed among many sites in many countries. No one site will have enough data to explain genotype to phenotype relationships in rare diseases; therefore, sites must share …

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TEDxSantaCruz, part of Alumni Weekend, to explore “Radical Collaboration”

By Dan White, UCSC Newscenter Expect a day of unexpected convergences, wild ideas, and surprising discoveries at TEDxSantaCruz 2015: Radical Collaboration, a time to explore interdisciplinary learning and across-the-lanes thinking. The all-day event, which starts at 9 a.m. on April 24 at the Rio Theatre, …