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The Matchmaker Exchange: A Platform for Rare Disease Discovery.

There are few better examples of the need for data sharing than in the rare disease community, where patients, physicians, and researchers must search for “the needle in a haystack” to uncover rare, novel causes of disease within the genome. Impeding the pace of discovery …

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Microsoft lands cloud genomics infrastructure deal with UC Santa Cruz

By Nick Paul Taylor Microsoft ($MSFT) has captured a little corner of the market for cloud genomics infrastructure. The deal sees the IT giant make its Azure cloud computing platform available to UC Santa Cruz Genomics, which plans to use the system to support its …

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UC Santa Cruz Taps Microsoft’s Azure to Handle Large-Scale Genomics Analysis Projects

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Genomics Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz is collaborating with Microsoft’s research division to use Azure, the company’s cloud computing infrastructure, to analyze data from a number of ongoing genomics projects aimed at effectively diagnosing and treating cancer …

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, …