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  • Tracing the novel coronavirus back through time to find a future threat

    Bioinformatics map SARS-CoV-2’s ancestry, looking to prevent future pandemics from the same virus lineage

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    Open source, open data as game changers in ending a pandemic

    The largest global collaboration of scientists ever is supported by open source, freely shared software. Here’s why that matters.

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    US to Build New ‘National Bioinformatics Infrastructure’

    President Biden earmarked $300 million to build and support a “National Bioinformatics Infrastructure.” Will it put an end to bottlenecks in bioinformatics?

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    Bioinformatics in the War on Drug Resistant Diseases

    While everyone is battling the current pandemic, superbugs are expanding another battlefield. Here is how bioinformatics is improving our odds for survival

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    Modern Miracles: Bioinformatics and multiple Covid-19 vaccines in one year!

    Miracles only occur in the darkest hours and heroes are only born from the most tragic of horrors. Here’s how the fastest transition in history from pandemic to vaccines happened.

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    Bioinformatics points to cures that cancel “disease expression”

    Curing or treating diseases may rely more on cancelling gene expression and “disease expression,” than gene editing, although many future treatments are likely to combine genetic techniques.

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    New research: Flu shot deal sweetener and tools to break pathogen sugar-coating

    Researchers find the flu shot may protect against Covid-19 too. Meanwhile, decoding cell-surface sugars presents a major breakthrough in the fight against infections of all types.

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    Penicillin production provides clue to defeating antibiotic-resistant germs

    Researchers sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin mold and compared it to later versions. What they found may be the answer to antibiotic-resistant microbes.

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    Bioinformatics, gene editing remake cell factories for faster, cheaper drug production

    Remake of cell line development delivers a major production boost for CHO cell protein factories

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    Tracing the novel coronavirus back through time to find a future threat

    Bioinformatics map SARS-CoV-2’s ancestry, looking to prevent future pandemics from the same virus lineage

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    Gut bacterium gene points to possible cure for Cholera

    Researchers find human gut microbiomes create tendency for disease susceptibility or resistance, above and beyond other factors such as poverty and general health conditions.

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    Artificial intelligence - now and then

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    LISTEN: Machine learning hard at work in pandemic research

    Today's word: Phylogeny

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    Genomics supercharges contact tracing in mapping COVID-19 spread

    Genomics reveal more than contact tracing alone, such as whether a healthcare worker contracted SARS-CoV-2 from a patient or a social gathering.

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    A family tree for SARS-CoV-2

    Viral family trees

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    New novel coronavirus protein interactions map directs drug repurposing

    Researchers identify 29 FDA-approved drugs, 12 drugs in clinical trials, and 28 preclinical compounds that can be repurposed to fight COVID-19

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    Bioinformatics play key role in global search for COVID-19 vaccine

    Traditional vaccine research took 10-15 years, now researchers hope bioinformatics will condense that to less than 2 years

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    Global AI, Bioinformatics, and Medical Communities Unite to Defeat COVID-19

    COVIDathon combines the talents and tools of diverse disciplines from around the world in a single collaborative effort to defeat the worst pandemic in modern times

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    Bioinformatics as forensic tool in coronavirus outbreak

    Is it a natural occurring virus or a bioweapon? Bioinformatics can potentially reveal origin and treatment of coronaviruses.

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    New drug labels help doctors personalize your prescription medicines

    U.S. now requires pharmacogenomics data be included on drug labels. Other countries expected to do the same. The new drug info speeds personalized treatments to patients with preemptive pharmacogenomics tests in their EMRs.

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    New bioinformatics tool makes study of rare diseases easier

    Using the newly created bioinformatics tool, MHcut, with commercial genome-editing technology, enables researchers to model diseases without the need of patient samples. This combination will make it much easier to study diseases even when patients are rare or unavailable.

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    Population genomics reveals evolution details

    It's going to involve a lot of math

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    Bioinformatics speeds research on how gut bacteria controls your mind, changes your blood type and health

    "If you do experiments, it could take 20 or 30 years to figure it out. With this software system, you can do it in five minutes.”

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    AI goes beyond experimental data to innovate medicine

    AI maps and analyzes cellular response to disease and treatments in computational models that go far beyond experimentally available data.

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    Quantum computing and the search for more computing muscle for bioinformatics

    There are some questions too big for even AI on conventional computers to answer within the lifetime of the universe.

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    A quick intro to bioinformatics

    Bioinformatics is the key to unlocking the mysteries of nature, finding life-saving cures, and bringing a new age to medicine beyond anything previously imagined.