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GA4GH News
GA4GH GDPR Brief: The Concept of Personal Data in the GDPR
November 9
The GDPR only applies to personal data, which is data that relates to “an identified or identifiable natural person” (a human). The central concepts of “identifiability” and “personal data” are broadly defined in the GDPR, which can create challenges for actors in the health sector hoping to determine what data is regulated by the GDPR and what data is not. 
Genomics and Health News

Moderna says its covid-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective
November 16 • MIT Technology Review, USA

Harbr raises $38.5M to help enterprises exchange and share big data troves securely
November 16 • TechCrunch, USA

Coronavirus: Medical ‘advances’ of 2020 could transform future healthcare, leading experts say
November 15 • The Independent, UK

South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease and other cardiovascular ailments
November 15 • Washington Post, USA

Fast tests for covid-19 are coming
November 14 • The Economist, UK

Microsoft, Illumina & Twist ally to make big data small, by weaving it into DNA archives
November 13 • FierceBiotech, USA

Predictive Analytics Detects Genes That Accelerate Cancer Progression
November 13 • Health IT Analytics, USA

Breakthrough finding' offers clues about why certain COVID-19 patients die
November 13 • L.A. Times, USA

A New Cell Map of the Human Heart
November 13 • Scientific American, USA

Black And Asian People More Likely To Catch Covid-19 In U.S. And U.K., Study Finds
November 12 • Forbes, USA

Masking Variants Can Protect Genetic Privacy While Enabling Data Sharing
November 12 • GenomeWeb, USA

Google Cloud unveils AI tools to help healthcare analyze unstructured medical text
November 11 • Healthcare IT News, USA

NHS Digital signs deal to improve data sharing
November 11 • Healthcare IT News, USA

Qiagen joins with T-cell biotech TScan to develop immune system test for COVID-19
November 11 • FierceBiotech, USA

COVID-19 data-sharing hero wins award
November 10 • GigaScience, China

The Children Never Had Covid. So Why Did They Have Coronavirus Antibodies?
November 10 • New York Times, USA

A new culture of data sharing in health and social care
November 10 • UK Authority, UK

A New Vision for Using Genomics to Improve Health: An Expanded Role for Public Health
November 10 • CDC Blog, USA

Why It’s a Big Deal If the First Covid Vaccine Is ‘Genetic’
November 10 • Wired, USA

NHS data: Can web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee fix it?
November 9 • BBC, UK

Precision Medicine Approach Reverses Case of Type 1 Diabetes
November 9 • Health IT Analytics, USA

Entries now open for the 2021 Bioinformatics Awards!
November 2 • Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics


Inaugural International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA) Forum
November 19, 2020 • Virtual

9th Nordic Alliance for Clinical Genomics Workshop
November 23 – 27, 2020 • Virtual

Genomics and Healthcare – New Opportunities: Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture 2020 with Professor Dame Sue Hill
November 30 • Virtual

ICPerMed Conference 2020: Personalised Medicine – From Vision to Practice
February 25 – 26, 2021 • France

Genomic of Rare Disease
March 22 – 24, 2021 • Virtual

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