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Microsoft Makes Cloud-Based Biological Research Tool Open Source

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

Bio Model Analyzer, a Microsoft cloud-based tool that biologists can use to model cell interactions and communications, is now available as open-source on GitHub. It is used to create computer models that can compare the processes within healthy and diseased cells. Scientists can see the interactions between millions of genes and proteins, speeding up research and treatment of diseases.

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Cloudera Announces Partnership with the Broad Institute

by Dylan Raithel Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 02, 2016

Cloudera announced their partnership with MIT & Harvard's Broad Institute and detailed some of their experience with the Genome Analytics Toolkit pipeline.

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Precision Medicine Modeling Demonstration with Spark on EMR, ADAM, and the 1000 Genomes Project

by Dylan Raithel Follow 8 Followers on  May 19, 2016

AWS engineers Christopher Crosbie and Ujjwal Ratan detail using Spark on EMR for precision medicine data analysis on the ADAM platform with data from the 1000 genomes project.

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The Broad Institute Migrates Genome Sequencing Pipeline to Google Cloud Platform

by Dylan Raithel Follow 8 Followers on  May 13, 2016

Genomic data sequencing and subsequent analysis faces large data volume challenges that several organizations are solving with cloud services. The Broad Institute detailed their experience with petabyte scale sequencing pipelines last month through the Google Research Blog and is detailed here by InfoQ.

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NCBI BLAST for Windows Azure

by Jonathan Allen Follow 638 Followers on  Dec 02, 2010

Microsoft is now offering NCBI BLAST for the Windows Azure platform. NCBI BLAST was created by a group of researchers working for the National Institutes of Health, a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NCBI describes BLAST as a tool that “finds regions of local similarity between sequences” of protein and DNA chains.

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Microsoft Enters the Biotech Market with a Truly Open Source Project

by Jonathan Allen Follow 638 Followers on  Nov 15, 2009 3

Microsoft Biology Foundation is a collection of libraries build on the .NET framework and based on traditional open source traditions. Rather than reinvent the wheel, Microsoft is leveraging the file formats already found in bioinformatics community. Even more unusual for them, they are soliciting contributions to be added to future versions of MBF.

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