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to exploring and visualizing your data with #Python!
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If you're a #LifeSciences VC or #founder, read this first before #JPMorgan2023.

This 2011 paper by Santé has fresh relevance as the biotech bubble has burst, and old norms return.

Big funds (>$300M) will underperform B I G.

Key take aways. 👇 (1/9) 🧵

sante.com/wp-content/upl…
No VC as of 2011 "larger than $750M ha[d] ever returned more than 2.0x to its LP investors.

Fewer than a dozen funds larger than $300M" had.

With #biotech IPOs now a memory (like the period analyzed in the 2011 paper), VCs won't be able to engineer quick $$$ returns.👇🧵
The "inescapable conclusion" from the 2011 data was that larger venture funds generally *under*perform smaller funds...

"despite the presumed advantages of track record and brand name that allowed them to raise such large pools of capital in the first place."

How can that be?🧵
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Is #LiquidBiopsy the Future of #Cancer #Diagnostics? 💉🧬🤔

1/n🧵
Standard cancer detection tests are done with #tissuebiopsies.🧫

These are invasive, risky, and expensive as they require an endoscope and open surgery.

An alternative approach to this is Liquid Biopsy which is performed by drawing blood.🩸

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Liquid biopsy is an innovative solution to #cancerdetection.

▪️They use a much smaller sample and have a quicker turnaround for results compared to tissue biopsies.

▪️They are more advantageous in detecting a metastasized tumor - when cancer has spread to multiple sites.

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HT @LisaMWatki for prompting this [Thread] 👇 on the #OurFutureHealth letter/leaflet some of you may be receiving, which appears to omit a few important details...
Those of you with long memories may remember @MattHancock's "5 Million Genomes" announcement back in 2018:

gov.uk/government/new…

So now you know who (one of) the "other partners" is... This will help support Matt Hancock’s wider ambition to se
...and of course it will come as no surprise that the prime mover of @ukfuturehealth (on the radio just last week) is none other than the author of the Government's #LifeSciences #IndustrialStrategy*:

…te.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/122124… [left pic]

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*gov.uk/government/pub… [right pic]
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This is a thread about how anyone can use publicly accessible sequence databases and free software to discover new things about #genomes, #biology, and life on earth.

#Bioinformatics #Genomics #Evolution #Science #MolecularBiology #DNA #Research #DataScience #LifeSciences Image
Genomes are absolutely loaded with complex information, most of which we still don’t understand.

Complete and near complete genome sequences are now available for many organisms.

However, decoding the information in these genomes remains a slow and difficult process. Image
A large proportion of most published genome sequences consist of DNA that is incompletely understood in terms of its evolutionary origins and functional significance. Image
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Prompted by @LynnFOI, a [Thread] on the #NHSTrusts that cut #commercial deals to #copy their patients' data* to (formerly) Lord Drayson's now-delisted "AI" company, @SensyneHealth

First up, it's...

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*More info on the nature of the data they sold here:

Lord Drayson and his wife have a 22.8 per cent stake in the
1) @OUHospitals (Oxford University Hospitals) took £5 million in @SensyneHealth shares for its patients' data in July 2017:

sensynehealth.com/newsroom/drays…

It LOST £9.2 million on the value of those shares, HAS copied patients' data, and HAS NOT terminated its contract with #Sensyne...
2) @nhsswft (South Warwickshire Foundation Trust) received £5 million in @SensyneHealth shares, in a deal cut in 2018:

sensynehealth.com/newsroom/sensy…

The Trust HAS NOT said how much value it lost; it HAS copied #identifiable* patient data; and it HAS NOT terminated its contract...

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Excited for my first re:Invent and getting ready for the @ajassy keynote coming up!

reinvent.awsevents.com

#awsreinvent #AWS #cloud
Loving the opening music act 🎸
Zach Person is the musician playing, so awesome...

Here is his Instagram - instagram.com/zachperson/
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Hmm. Maybe you could explain exactly how granting temporary approval for a not-yet-fully-licensed medicine, while indemnifying the companies selling it and the non-medically-registered people injecting it are "safeguards"? (Without exacerbating antivaxxer sentiment, if possible.) Image
Read the consultation carefully! These changes are presented as "supporting" #COVID19 vaccination but, as drafted, they seem to apply FAR more widely. Given how far off a vaccine still is, you gotta ask if this is actually more about other agendas...

gov.uk/government/con…
...noting @MHRAgovuk just got itself a new Chair:
gov.uk/government/new…

@NICEComms is 'cleaning house':
nice.org.uk/news/article/r…

and the #Medicines & #MedicalDevices Bill is still being hustled through:
services.parliament.uk/bills/2019-21/…

Welcome to the Brave New #LifeSciences Economy!
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After 6 months of #lockdown and #lab shutdown I spent a full day 9 am-8 pm in lab doing experiments! New #grad students in #lifesciences: There is always light 💡 and #fluorescent images at the end of the tunnel! Filing a #patent on my #invention from #phd work soon @OrganOnAChip
This is an Organ on a Chip platform that enables mimicking #tissues and #organs in a high throughput manner! The main focus will be towards developing #mucosal organs with tissue resident #immune cells and lining #epithelial cells for #testing #COVID19 treatments #covidvaccines
I recently gave a talk at #oooc2020 organized by @GVNlab at @Columbia. In the talk I demonstrated the #ease of fabrication, #functionality, and #modularity of this platform.
We’re open to #collaborate with interested #researchers! Interested to learn more:
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Hello, I am Edna Matta. I was born in #Ibague, known as #Colombia’s #CityofMusic. A beautiful place near snow-covered volcanos (Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Tolima), large expanses of paramo forest, lakes and streams where a diverse array of animal and plant species coexist
My story starts with #powerful, #strong #women in my #family. I was the third of 4 children and my mom #firstMentor had to raise us practically alone, since my father had to work in a different city, 20h away by car
My mom is a very #strong #woman that taught me #values, to #workhard and to be #self-sufficient #StrongWomen #StrongFamily
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