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Analyst casts doubt on Big Data potential of Covance-LabCorp merger

LabCorp closed its $5.7 billion takeover of Covance this week and immediately began talking up the potential for its testing data to turbocharge the CRO's clinical trial business.

BGI investor: It is the database they are building that will make them formidable

The Financial Times  has taken a look inside Chinese sequencing giant BGI and the implications of its mission to sequence the genomes of one million humans, one million microorganisms and one million plants and animals. 

Report: Public Big Data initiatives need moral framework to succeed

Big Data initiatives such as President Obama's precision medicine program and the United Kingdom's 100,000 Genomes Project risk losing public trust unless they consider the moral and legal implications of their work, a report has warned.

Obama puts giant database at the heart of precision medicine plan

President Obama has made the creation of a huge, technically challenging database the centerpiece of his precision medicine proposal. The initiative will draw on existing resources and new studies to gather data on the biology, behavior and health of more than 1 million people.

Alexion enlists BioXcel for data dive in search of next Soliris

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has turned to Big Data specialist BioXcel for help identifying its next blockbuster rare disease drug. BioXcel is applying its rare disease database to the collaboration, which aims to figure out which indications are most likely to benefit from various therapeutics.

Philips to provide data on 100,000+ ICU patients to researchers via collaboration with MIT

Philips announced that it will share anonymized data on more than 100,000 patients collected via its Hospital to Home eICU telehealth initiative with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

From GPS inhalers to Jawbone data-gathering, some digital pharma inspiration

Mobile apps and digital tracking and the quantified self. A world of opportunities for drugmakers, right? That's the hypothesis. Digital data-gathering and monitoring won't just help patients manage their conditions and take their meds on time, but also persuade skeptical payers that products are worth their cost.

NIH turns on Big Data funding faucet

The National Institutes of Health has kicked off its Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative with an initial $32 million in funding. Harvard, Stanford and other universities received some of the cash to set up Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing, each of which will tackle a different aspect of turning numbers into biomedical understanding.

Blackberry to integrate medical devices in India

Blackberry is launching an ambitious project to integrate thousands of medical devices in India in order to detect illnesses earlier. 

Top U.S. universities join project to apply Big Data to social problems

Big Data nonprofit Bayes Impact has teamed up with 5 U.S. universities to give students a chance to use their analytics capabilities to address social problems, VentureBeat reports.