High-Tech Information Innovations Sparking Sharing Of Research
The Baltimore Sun: Race Is On To Sequence Centenarian DNA
A unique scientific competition is seeking centenarians from around the globe who are willing to donate their DNA. The Archon Genomics X Prize will award $10 million to the first team that can sequence human genomes of 100 centenarians accurately and economically in a 30-day competition that begins in January. The goal is to develop a “medical-grade” genome standard that can be used for broad clinical applications to improve patient diagnosis and treatment (Cohn, 11/22).
Kaiser Health News: Medical Journal Reaches Out To iPhone Generation
The QR code — that funny-looking square bar code popping up on billboards, magazines and business cards — is now on the pages of medical and health care journals. In October, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) began incorporating the two-dimensional scannable code on at least one study every issue. When scanned with a smart phone camera, the "quick response" code directs the reader to a video of the study’s author discussing his or her research in detail (Kulkarni, 11/22).