Sunday, 13 December 2015

Kaggle Genentech Cervical Cancer Screening Competition

Genentech Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide. In this competition, Genentech is asking you to join their mission to help prevent cervical cancer. Given a dataset of de-identified health records, your challenge is to predict which women will not be screened for cervical cancer on the recommended schedule. Identifying at-risk populations will make education and intervention more effective, ideally ultimately reducing the number of women who die from this disease. This competition is only open to Kaggle Masters.

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

JDs: Google Life Sciences (Verily) is looking for a Genomics Scientist!t=jo&jid=147445001&

Preferred qualifications
  • 2 years of post-graduate experience.
  • Extensive lentiviral gene delivery and cell culture experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in both experimental and computational analysis.
  • Fluency in standard bioinformatics tools, Python, Perl, and R.
  • Excellent creativity, decision making, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills along with strong written and oral communication skills, as demonstrated through publications and presentations.

Author comments: Gosh ... expertise in BOTH experimental and computational analysis ... 

Verily, I swear ... Google Life Sciences has a new name

V is no longer for Vendetta, under Alphabet, the new Google holding company, V is for Verily. Google Life Sciences division is now known as Verily
The front page is a splash of pulsating magenta and purple with the words 
"How can we use technology to create a true picture of human health?"
Reportedly in Stat News, CEO Andy Conrad said:"Only through the truth are we going to defeat Mother Nature"
Hmmm lofty aims indeed, not sure why you can't work WITH Mother Nature because I am pretty sure she wins all the time. 

Abandoned Shopping Mall Taken Over By Fish In Bangkok Image credits: Jesse Rockwell

Datanami, Woe be me