GenomeWeb published an article in BioInform this week giving a great case study of our relationship with local biotech firm Cytocell. It describes the state of the bioinformatics outsourcing market in general and gives examples of a number of firms..
Eagle Genomics Ltd has signed a collaboration agreement with EMBL Enterprise Management Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM), acting on behalf of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome..
MySQL instances on Amazon RDS service usually comes with default MySQL configuration settings, which might not always work for our needs. For example: we had to change max_allowed_packet DB parameter value to allow importing large DNA sets. This is..
Ensembl 60 came out yesterday. For those of you who are technical developers like us who do in-depth hacking of the source code, there's two things that have changed which you need to be aware of:
In these tough economic conditions more and more organisations are looking for ways to reduce their operational and maintenance costs. Businesses are turning towards SaaS (Software as a Service) model because they no longer have to worry about..
Did you know that in New Zealand, say the word 'Manchester' and everyone will think you're talking about bedsheets? Nobody will even stop to think that you might actually be referring to a large city in the North of England (which also just happens..
A multiple-choice question for you; when sequencing all or a portion of an individual's genome, are individual gene patents (of which there are many 1000s) infringed upon by either A. the company providing the sequence, B. the company selling..
A purely technical post this one, because it gave me such a headache this morning trying to figure it out and realising that nowhere was all this written down in one place.
Ensembl very kindly distributes their databases on Amazon as public datasets in a variety of forms. The most straightforward to use is the set of MySQL database files that can simply be copied into a MySQL server's data directory and they will..