Genomic Data Commons heralds new era of data sharing for cancer research

Genomic Data Commons heralds new era of data sharing for cancer research

The Genomic Data Commons, a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases.

The Genomic Data Commons went live with approximately 4.1 petabytes of data from National Cancer Institute-supported research programs, including some of the largest and most comprehensive cancer genomics datasets in the world—such as The Cancer Genome Atlas and Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments and more than 14,000 anonymized patient cases. One petabyte equals 1 million gigabytes.

Yoav Gilad New Study – RNA splicing mutations play a major role in genetic variation and disease

Yoav Gilad New Study – RNA splicing mutations play a major role in genetic variation and disease

A new study from Yoav Gilad’s lab uses a novel method to identify thousands of splice QTLs and shows that these variants have a contribution to complex disease that is similar to that of eQTLs.

Charlene Hoi Thesis Defense

Charlene Hoi Thesis Defense

Charlene's Defense Party4.20.2016

Charlene Hoi (Ilaria Rebay Lab) successfully defended her thesis on April 20, 2016  -“INTERACTIONS BETWEEN EYES ABSENT AND JAK/STAT SIGNALING DURINGDROSOPHILA DEVELOPMENT”  Congratulations Charlene!

Discovery of enzymes involved in RNA splicing –

Discovery of enzymes involved in RNA splicing –

Jonathan Staley and his team discover how two enzymes play a critical role in regulating RNA splicing.

Read the article here.

Read the Cell journal article here.

 

 

Q&A with Andrey Rzhetsky –

Q&A with Andrey Rzhetsky –

rz1-e1442328754823Learn about efficient approaches for maximizing discovery and those used more often by scientists who have won Nobel Prizes!

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Read the journal article here.

Possible trigger of multiple sclerosis discovered –

Possible trigger of multiple sclerosis discovered –

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A new study by GGSB faculty member, Brian Popko PhD, finds the death of a specific class of brain cells triggers one of the hallmarks of multiple sclerosis