Hacker meets biotech in Bay Area; New prize for NGS data compression algorithm;

> There's a global trend of biotech entrepreneurs following in the footsteps of IT entrepreneurs and launching businesses in their garages. Article

> The Pistoia Alliance has offered a $15,000 prize to a team that can come up with a winning algorithm for compressing next-generation sequencing data. Item

> In India, bioinformatics has become a hot area for IT outfits and outsourcing firms. Article

> Cmed Technology has started sales of Timaeus Guided Trial Builder software to combat the long process developers must endure to set up electronic trials. Release

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