Taken from http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Info/Press/2009/090416.shtml Database provides a key to unlock the causes of illnesses Five years after the inception of the DECIPHER database – researchers have published a report that reveals the developing role of the database in revolutionising both clinical practice and genetic research. The report explores the […]
We believe that we’re on the face of the Earth to make great products. We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products we make. We participate only in markets where we can make […]
The credit crunch has pervaded all spheres of the economy and the biotechnology sector is no exception. That is not to say that all of biotechnology is in crisis. In fact, despite the fact that venture capitalists and investors are not willing to provide the much needed funds […]
Cloud computing is becoming a technology mature enough for its use in genome research experiments. The use of large datasets, its highly demanding algorithms and the need for sudden computational resources, make large-scale sequencing experiments an attractive test-case for cloud computing. So far I have seen cloud computing […]
In this post I narrate some of my experiences and thoughts about Facebook. In an ironic note at times, I tell the reader how from being a passive user I became really involved and share some thoughts about its consequences after having used it a lot.
According to an article in the Times , now the fashionable thing is to be a biohacker. What is a biohacker? Well, it’s someone who is able to do fun things using some kind of DNA recombinant technology to create new functions in living organisms. I would define […]