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This startup is selling $1 million plates of made-to-order, custom-built DNA to companies like Microsoft

This startup is selling $1 million plates of made-to-order, custom-built DNA to companies like Microsoft

In San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, a 20-minute streetcar ride away from Google’s city offices, lies hidden a DNA factory. That’s not an embellishment: Twist Bioscience, a venture-funded startup with investors including Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Dr. Boris Nikolic, science advisor to Bill Gates, is writing millions of dollars worth of made-to-order synthesized DNA […]

Welcome to the frontier of BigData in Genomics

Welcome to the frontier of BigData in Genomics

With the advent of revolutionary high-powered computing architecture and the exponential decrease in the cost of sequencing, this new era has now truly begun with the likes of Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI) taking centre stage. However, with the vast quantity of personal data there come challenges and questions into how to implement infrastructure and […]