Research team develops software that cuts time, cost from gene sequencing

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A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has developed a new software that could revolutionize how DNA is sequenced, making it far faster and less expensive to map anything from yeast genomes to cancer genes.


The software, detailed in a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, can be used with portable sequencing devices to accelerate the ability to conduct genetic tests and deliver diagnoses outside of labs. The new technology targets, collects and sequences specific genes without sample preparation and without having to map surrounding genetic material like standard methods require.

“I think this will forever change how DNA sequencing is done,” said Michael C. Schatz, a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology and senior author of the paper.

The new process shrinks the time it takes to profile gene mutations, from 15 days or more to just three. That allows scientists to understand

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform



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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

Canadian technology specialist BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform designed to help automakers and suppliers standardize vehicle data and speed deployment of new revenue-generating features and services, the companies said on Tuesday. BlackBerry and Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new intelligent vehicle data platform, called IVY, will compress the time to build, deploy and monetize in-vehicle applications and connected services across multiple brands and models, making it easier for automakers to collaborate with a wider pool of developers to accelerate development of apps and services. Carmakers have been reluctant so far to share with outside technology providers much of the data generated by their vehicles. IVY is designed to complement and run simultaneously with new digital vehicle architectures developed by Volkswagen, General Motors and others. The platform is built

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Team Extension Transforms Businesses Online Through Software Development Services

This company helps provide businesses with highly-skilled software developers. This way, company owners can focus on crucial processes to run their businesses.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, software companies have noticed a high increase in fitness app development. The lack of physical activity of the stay-at-home population has encouraged gym owners to adjust their businesses fast and move most of their fitness marketing online. One of the fastest ways to go digital is to build a fitness application that will work on all platforms, and this is where Flutter can help.

Flutter is a software development toolkit that helps create applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. Team Extension®, a startup that provides highly-skilled software developers to businesses, is actively promoting the use of Flutter to allow businesses to remain relevant during the pandemic.

However, Team Extension believes that using Flutter is not enough, having the right

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Joe Biden’s Team Hid A Job Advert Within The Source Code Of Their Transition Website

President-elect Joe Biden’s team has hidden a secret job advert within the source code of their website, which has now been found by Internet sleuths.

Hiding fun easter eggs in the back-end of websites is almost as old as html itself. Job adverts have been hidden within code on sites for any developer to see, completely hidden from the average user so uncurious they’ve probably never even tried out the inspect element tool, except that one time when they did it accidentally, panicked, and immediately called IT.

Some cool ones in the past have been by Apple and The Guardian.

In a recent hidden easter egg, Google hid a text adventure game within Chrome’s development console. No stranger to hiding fun games to play around with (it once hid a version of Mario Kart within Google Maps), the tech giant hid the new retro adventure within a specific

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Biden Team Hides Secret Job Advert in Source Code of Presidential Transition Website

President-elect Joe Biden’s team has hidden a job advert in the source code of its buildbackbetter.gov transition website, as it begins the process of attempting to staff its new administration.



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: President-elect Joe Biden at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.


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President-elect Joe Biden at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

The secret advert was spotted by “The Jester,” an anonymous “hacktivist” who was listed by Time magazine as one of the most influential people on the internet in 2015.

“NICE!!! In the rendered source code of president-elect @joebiden’s https://buildbackbetter.gov website,” the Jester wrote in a Twitter post highlighting the section of code that contains the advert.

“This harkens back to the likes of the UK’s MI5 and MI6 who I believe used to recruit the type of people they were looking for by publishing obscure crossword and puzzle competitions in newspapers,” the hacktivist said.

Tech journalist Neal Ungerleider suggested in a

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Provider of SEO Services in Pensacola, FL is Proud to Announce That Several Team Members Have Earned New Certifications – Press Release

Pensacola, Fla. – Prosperous Internet Marketing Inc. is a marketing agency that provides effective SEO services to a wide range of businesses. Because internet marketing is ever-changing, their specialists deem it vital to continuously learn and improve their knowledge and understanding of effective internet marketing tactics. This month, they are proud to recognize several team members who have recently earned new certifications.

Three team members: Abigail Campbell, Lisa Durnell, and Emma Crews, each earned their Google certification for Google My Business. Through the training for this certification, they furthered their knowledge of how to use Google My Busines to make listings stand out when customers search online. Earning this certification consists of taking several courses and passing the assessment at the end. Passing the assessment will earn a person an achievement that can be displayed on their profile.

In addition, Abigail Campbell earned two other certifications, including Search Marketing Mastery

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Susan Rovner Unveils Programming Leadership Team For NBCU TV & Streaming Division; Lisa Katz Becomes President, Scripted Content, Unscripted Team Split

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Five weeks after joining NBCUniversal, Susan Rovner has put her stamp on the company’s TV and streaming division by setting her programming leadership team.

The main takeaways from the reshuffle, which Rovner shared via an internal memo, are Lisa Katz becoming President of Scripted Content and Rovner splitting the unscripted portfolio between reality shows and competition formats/game shows.

Interestingly, five of the six execs named to the leadership are women.

The latest reshuffle, which follows the restructure by Television and Streaming Chairman Mark Lazarus, has led to the departure of Bill McGoldrick, President of Original Content at NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks and Direct-to-Consumer.

McGoldrick, who most recently oversaw original content for Peacock and scripted series across its cable group, is the latest top exec to exit NBCU. On Monday, it was revealed that NBC’s Co-President of Scripted Programming Tracey Pakosta was moving to Netflix

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New NBCU Programming Boss Susan Rovner Unveils Exec Team

Just a little more than a month after officially joining NBCUniversal as the entertainment giant’s television and streaming chief, Susan Rovner has set her leadership team, a move that includes making Lisa Katz sole head of scripted content and splitting unscripted into two units.

In an internal note to staff, Rovner started off by writing that she has spent the past month getting to know the organization, its employees and “watching A LOT of television.”

“I accepted this role because Jeff Shell’s and Mark Lazarus’ vision for this new organization was so compelling that it became undeniable,” wrote Rovner. “Spending these past few weeks with the people charged with executing that vision – not only Jeff [Shell] and Mark [Lazarus], but also Frances [Berwick], Matt [Strauss] and their leadership teams – have given me great confidence that together we’re going to be able to fulfill on that promise of building

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PRJKT VET to launch Esports website on Veterans Day, gathering team for ‘Madden’ on Playstation

Service-disabled Army veteran Jermaine Cohen believes transitioning to civilian life shouldn’t keep anyone from being part of a team.

His new venture is putting that belief to practice. The first annual Veteran’s Bowl Esports Tournament hosted by PRJKT VET — pronounced “project vet” — will livestream Wednesday on Twitch and feature a team of veterans and their supporters in the already-established Madden Championship Series hosted by Electronics Arts.

The EA tournament will center on “Madden NFL,” a video game on Xbox and Playstation that has dominated the National Football League-themed gaming for decades.

“The idea was we wanted to build this online community for these events that ran for a month-long time — Madden, Fortnite — just a few games. But the idea is to make it a yearly event,” Cohen told Military Times.

“We’re just trying to spread awareness and provide some kind of community for veterans to come

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Team SODA, San Diego SEO Experts Now Offering Exclusive SEO for Construction Companies | Nov 10, 2020

Chula Vista, CA — (SBWIRE) — 11/10/2020 — Team SODA, the San Diego SEO Expert is pleased to share that they are offering exclusive SEO for construction companies. Construction contractors are busy but not to their fullest potential. There is so much untapped market in their own area or locality. Every contractor needs to understand that with the help of SEO they can operate at full capacity and be the busiest contractors in there locality.

“We only had a limited budget for out startup in Southern California but Team Soda was affordable enough to work with that. After just four months, we are enjoying more traffic and more sales. They are definitely our favorite SEO experts in San Diego”, says Marie Getty, a happy customer. This is what every construction contractor will be experiencing with Team Soda’s SEO services.

SEO for construction company includes providing the contractors with the right

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