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THE SEVEN BRIDGES PLATFORM ON AWS FRANKFURT

Bringing the Platform to AWS in Europe Late last year we successfully launched the Seven Bridges Platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Frankfurt Region. By making the Platform available on AWS in Frankfurt, we now offer a simpler and faster way for our customers to access and analyze data generated in Europe. With an account on Seven Bridges in Europe, data are stored and processed in the ...
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Price reductions on AWS mean reduced billing for users

Storage costs of cloud computing are decreasing As a provider of cloud-based biomedical data analysis services, we are aware that our users compare the long-term storage costs of cloud computing relative to local storage. Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced price reductions for both S3 and Glacier cloud storage. Seven Bridges passes through cloud computing and storage costs to our ...
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Seven Bridges Platform Integration with SolveBio

Seven Bridges Platform integration with SolveBio Yesterday we announced the integration of the Seven Bridges Platform for cloud-based biomedical data analysis with SolveBio. This integration enables biotech and pharmaceutical researchers to seamlessly transition from the analysis of large NGS datasets to clinical analysis and interpretation, speeding the progress of their precision medicine ...
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SEVEN BRIDGES AND THE EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Seven Bridges is an early adopter and strong supporter of the EU-US Privacy Shield, a framework in which US companies pledge to adhere to EU standards of data protection. Privacy Shield, designed by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission, allows companies to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to ...
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Launching the next DREAM Challenge on the Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud

Challenges to drive innovation in biomedical data analysis The explosion in biomedical data requires ongoing development of analysis methods and community standards. A proven way of driving innovation is through Challenges—competitions to develop crowdsourced methods to answer specific scientific questions. These challenges offer unique opportunities for academic and commercial communities to ...
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Festival of Genomics Boston: Tumor heterogeneity and single cell tracks

Festival of Genomics Boston Among other very interesting tracks on genomics, Festival of Genomics Boston this year included a track dedicated to Tumor Heterogeneity, which is one of the most intriguing aspects of tumor biology. In a separate track, Single Cell Genomics and the technologies and approaches for investigating it were discussed. I followed both tracks, and these are the highlights ...
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High school cancer genomics

It requires a lot of collaboration. Cancer will not be solved by one lone scientist in his lab, it will be solved by a group effort of many scientists and a platform for collaboration is necessary —Jamie Gray High school cancer genomics Last week Seven Bridges Program Manager Jack DiGiovanna went back to school, to deliver a pair of guest lectures to the Genomics of Cancer honors-level class ...
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Kevin Litchfield: using whole exome sequencing in testicular cancer

Seven Bridges Fridays Each week our London office holds Seven Bridges Fridays, where we invite speakers from academia and industry to discuss their work over beer and snacks. Our recent presenter was a mathematician turned bioinformatician who worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 8 years. Kevin Litchfield is now finishing his PhD in Molecular Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research ...
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Usable, Collaborative, Reproducible, and Extensible

Four Key Tenets of Cloud Computing The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) is one of three pilot systems funded by the National Cancer Institute with the aim of co-localizing massive genomics datasets, like The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA), alongside secure and scalable computational resources for analysis. TCGA comprises multidimensional matched tumor-normal data from over 11,000 ...
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Seven Bridges at AACR

Our time in New Orleans This week the Seven Bridges team has been participating at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, held this year in New Orleans. We’ve been demonstrating the collaborative research benefits of our Cancer Genomics Cloud, and catching up on the latest developments in cancer genomics at AACR. Genomics in basic and clinical research Speaking in ...
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