Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Digital Health and Genomics (Beta White Paper)

This week, I was invited to present on "Digital Health: The Impact on Genomics" at the Confera 12th Annual Economics in Oncology Summit in La Jolla, California.  (Conference website here).

For the February conference, I presented a 20 slide deck, available in the cloud here.  A slightly updated deck was presented at an ASU conference on genomics in April, here.

In parallel, I prepared a "beta" or "draft" white paper (3000 words, 40 citations), also in the cloud, here.

This is a fast moving field; for example, 48 hours before my conference presentation, a company I had not yet heard of, Seven Bridges [Cambridge MA; Feb 16] raised $45M for cloud based oncology bioinformatics analysis (press release here).  Stating:  "Seven Bridges is the biomedical data analysis company accelerating breakthroughs in genomics research for cancer, drug development and precision medicine. The scalable, cloud-based Seven Bridges Platform empowers rapid, collaborative analysis of millions of genomes in concert with other forms of biomedical data." AKA:  Digital health impacts genomics.

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