• Massive Genome, Cancer Databases Made Public

    • 30 March 2012
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a consortium of cancer research groups both announced this week they are releasing their respective databases-NIH's 1000 Genomes Project and the group's Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) project-to the public. The moves open the world's largest set of human genetic variation and more than 1,000 cancer cell lines to public and industry use. NIH's announcement on 29 March said its 200-terabyte 1000 Genomes Project would be mad...
  • NIH, Eli Lilly Creating Public Drug Database

    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eli Lilly and Company are working together to create a publicly available database of thousands of approved and investigational medicines and molecules. The collaboration will see NIH's new National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences (NCATS) working with Eli Lilly's Research Laboratories branch. NCATS already has a library of more than 3,800 medicines, which will be screened using a Phenotypic Drug Discover...