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Teaching Computers to Recognize Unhealthy Guts

A new proof-of-concept study by researchers from the University of California San Diego has succeeded in training computers to “learn” what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup. Since this can be done by genetically sequencing fecal samples, the research suggests there is great promise for new diagnostic tools that are, unlike blood draws,...
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Engility Awarded $112M Contract for Scientific Computing by the FDA

Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL), today announced it was awarded a $112 million single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Scientific Computing Board and Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT). Engility will deliver services unique to computational science and bioinformatics, a discipline that promotes...
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Supercomputer Changing Genetic Medicine in Africa

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa. Members of the Blue Waters team recently made it possible to discover genomic variants in over 300 deeply sequenced human samples to help construct a genotyping chip specific for African populations. NCSA's...
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