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Posted in Bioinformatics, L7 Informatics News

There is no doubt that well-managed commercial software platforms can be costly from a licensing standpoint. Therefore, many labs elect to build their own data management and provenance systems. However, the teams tasked with developing these tools almost never include the head of the laboratory, who is the single[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, Education, White Paper

The democratization of data-intensive technologies such as next-generation sequencing, mass spec-driven multi-omics workflows, and high-resolution imaging systems is making bioinformatic analysis a required function. In the vast majority of labs, a dedicated staff of highly trained computer scientists handles[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, Education, White Paper

Bio-IT World 2017 Recap

Lab7 Systems was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year's Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, which took place May23-25, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The best part was that our booth #563 was right next to the bar...I mean...The best part was seeing the exciting advances in utilization of cloud[...]

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Bioinformatics Career Paths

With data intensive applications becoming more common in the life sciences, I'm often asked for advice on how to prepare for a career in bioinformatics or transition an existing career to focus on life science applications. A few years back, I responded to a post on Slashdot with some thoughts on bioinformatics career[...]

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Posted in Bioinformatics, Education

In the early days of next-generation sequencing, I was approached by a local R&D group about designing a cluster for their two new SOLiD instruments.  The budget was modest - tens of thousands of dollars - and the expectations were high - a run every ten days for each instrument, or one run a week for the lab.[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, HPC, NGS

(First of all, let me welcome you to the Lab7 Systems blog, which will be full of our thoughts, insights, and musings for the scientific community and our users.  Enjoy the ride with us! – Varshal)

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Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, NGS