Author: cdwan

I had the opportunity to present at this year's Consumer Genetics Conference. As I said in my introduction, I consider it a rare honor to be allowed out of the IT basement and up into the realms where people talk about and build the devices...

I recently had the opportunity to present a brief overview of some of the work that BioTeam has been doing with the New York Genome Center.  The format was a "webinar," sponsored by Aspera and hosted by Bio-IT World.   I spoke briefly about the data motion...

I was asked to participate in a Bio-IT World web symposium on software for Next Generation DNA Sequencing. The recording of the session will be online in short order. In the meantime, here are the slides that I presented. 2011 BioIT World Slides ...

With all of Bioteam's talk about cloud computing, I was a bit surprised to find myself building an honest-to-goodness non-cloud, non-virtual compute cluster a couple of weeks ago. There were wires, blinking lights, whirring fans, circuit breakers, and all sorts of messy real-world...

I've returned to something approximating a normal routine after the trip to Haiti. I'll admit to the usual disappointment that "everything," didn't change. By no means did we fix the country, or even come close (not that such was ever our intent). ...

We said our goodbyes this morning, gave away most of our supplies (blankets, sleeping pads, spare clothing, water bottles, etc) to the families still sleeping outdoors in the neighborhood near the clinic, and made our way to the border with the Dominican. We drove the FHM...

Another interesting day is wrapping up down here. We had yet another record breaking day - with 315 patients. This is an all time single day record for Family Health Ministries. Perhaps more interesting, we broke the kilo-patient barrier with our week's...

We just returned from a drive around Cite Soleil and downtown. The devastation there is much, much worse than what we've been seeing around the clinic. We've basically been in a suburb - the houses are spaced a bit further apart and two...