Global R&D organisations have increased their spend on data integration initiatives to drive product innovation (drugs, companion diagnostics, personal care) or accurately predict phenotypic traits (disease susceptibility, patient stratification..
In a recent post our CTO Will Spooner discussed the benefits of the 'blackboard' approach to NGS software pipelines and how this has been used by the developers of eHive at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The eHive tool is used there..
John Boyle claimed in a Nature blog in July that biology needs to develop its own systems for managing big data, as none of the existing off-the-shelf solutions were suitable and in-house attempts are doomed to failure. As John mentions, a few..