The Wall Lab's Blog at Harvard Medical School
Peter Tonellato and I were invited to speak at an upcoming international conference on computational biology, to be held in Tokyo. I will be giving a keynote lecture on Personalized medicine and the future of individualized health care. Read more here.
The Autworks site is coming together and is now ready for beta testing.
we just published a paper entitled "cloud computing for comparative genomics" accessible here that has become the most highly accessed paper in BMC Bioinformatics in less than a months time. It details our recent efforts with Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and Elastic MapReduce web service. Expect the cloud to become a premier computing solution for translational bioinformatics.
In a recent study published in Molecular Autism the genes LRRN3 and LRRTM3, were significantly associated with susceptibility to ASD (read about it here.)
The good news for us is that we already knew about one of them, LRRN3, and have it linked up in the autworks system. Click here to view it in the autism gene network.
By the way, this is the same modern day Indiana Jones of biology who discovered a flesh eating caterpillar, another novel find that further proves there's still much to discover about the diversity of life. If it's out there, Dr. Rubinoff is going to find it.