Monthly Archives: March 2012

R 2.15.0 is released

R 2.15.0 is released

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New U.S. Research Will Aim at Flood of Digital Data

New U.S. Research Will Aim at Flood of Digital Data

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Big Data Meeting at AAAS

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is hosting a meeting that will discuss several new federal efforts relating to big data. The meeting is is today from 2-3:45pm and there will be live webcast. Participants include John Holdren, Assistant … Continue reading

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Roche Raises Illumina Bid to $51, Seeking Faster Deal

Roche Raises Illumina Bid to $51, Seeking Faster Deal

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Justices Send Back Gene Case

Justices Send Back Gene Case

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Supreme court vacates ruling on BRCA gene patent!

As Reeves alluded to in his post about the Mayo personalized medicine case, the Supreme Court just vacated the lower court’s ruling in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (No. 11-725). The case has been sent back down to the Federal … Continue reading

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R and the little data scientist's predicament

I just read this fascinating post on _why, apparently a bit of a cult hero among enthusiasts of the Ruby programming language. One of the most interesting bits was The Little Coder’s Predicament, which boiled down essentially says that computer … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/25)

The psychologist whose experiment didn’t replicate then went off on the scientists who did the replication experiment is at it again. I don’t see a clear argument about the facts of the matter in his post, just more name calling. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from Keith Baggerly on the recently released IOM report on translational omics

Shortly after the Duke trial scandal broke, the Institute of Medicine convened a committee to write a report on translational omics. Several statisticians (including one of our interviewees) either served on the committee or provided key testimony. The report came out yesterday.  Nature, Nature Medicine, and … Continue reading

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This graph shows that President Obama's proposed budget treats the NIH even worse than G.W. Bush - Sign the petition to increase NIH funding!

The NIH provides financial support for a large percentage of biological and medical research in the United States. This funding supports a large number of US jobs, creates new knowledge, and improves healthcare for everyone. So I am signing this … Continue reading

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