Filling in the blanks for direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies: delivering industry’s fastest & most scalable imputation method

The commoditised genotyping array market has generated increased interest with various large direct-to-consumer (DTC) genotyping companies in the market, including 23andme, AncestryDNA, DNAFit and MyHeritage. Contrary to whole genome sequencing, genotyping arrays are cheaper and provide the economy of scale for mass adoption at a consumer level.

Standardising cloud-native bioinformatics pipelines: nf-core meets CloudOS

The democratisation of Next Generation Sequencing technologies has made omics data more available than ever before. Bioinformaticians are now confronted with tackling the NGS data deluge in order to deliver actionable insights. Transforming raw data into impactful insights requires bioinformaticians to process omics data with bioinformatics pipelines. To date, however, no validated standards have been widely established by the bioinformatics community. 

The Art of Collaboration: transparency & data sharing in research

Just a quick glance at Dr. Benjamin Haibe-Kains’ Google Scholar profile can be mind-boggling: the sheer quantity of publications and the variety of different international collaborators is really impressive for researcher this early in the game. Let’s delve into his secrets for establishing multidisciplinary collaborations while at the same time understanding how he assures reproducibility of his work.

UX/UI designer insights for creating a user-friendly AI-based gut microbiome analysis platform

Over the past few months, Lifebit has had an unparalleled opportunity to experiment and validate our ideas over one of the most innovative projects. In Summer 2018 Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, announced the Design Foundation funding competition, investing up to £1 million to fund early-stage, human-centred research and design projects. The aim of this competition was...