December 21, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data analytics, Data mining, Musings

Have yourself a data mining Christmas

Christmas is coming up fast, and we at the GenoKey blog wish you data mining Season’s Greetings for the festive time of the year. Data mining your Christmas dinner Are you making your own Christmas dinner this year? Potatoes and greens are important parts of the feast.Spud DB includes datasets

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December 20, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data

A fashion for big data

As a little bit of festive fun, here is some news from the fashion world. According to Heng Xu, associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, big data can be used to identify a network of influence among major designers and track how these style trends move

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December 16, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Musings

DNA-themed Christmas gifts

It’s that time of the year when you are looking for Christmas gifts for the scientist in your life. Have a look at this post on xxpress PCR for some great DNA-themed ideas.

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December 15, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data analytics, Data mining

Mining Twitter data opens a window on mental health

Social media generates a lot of information every day, from pictures of cats to discussions of science and politics. However, it can also been used to monitor outbreaks of disease, including infectious diseases such as flu and the winter vomiting virus. In some of the latest reports on the medical

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December 07, 2014 by Suzanne Elvidge in Big data, Big data in research, Data mining, Drug development

Data links gene to tamoxifen resistance

The hormone treatment tamoxifen is used to treat estrogen receptor-alpha (ER) positive breast cancers and to prevent their recurrence, but the lack of response in some tumors is an unmet medical need. Through data mining, researchers have made a link between the resistance and overexpression of a gene, MACROD2, which

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