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Two groups of Computation Institute researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory earned special awards from the office of the U.S. Secretary of Energy for addressing the global health challenges of Ebola and cancer.

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announced its first round of funding, including projects from CI Senior Fellows on astronomy, cancer, and urban science.

The CI’s 2014-15 Inside the Discovery Cloud speaker series focused on collaboration, presenting pairs of speakers who are working together to unlock new knowledge through computation. Attendees heard about how new computational approaches are changing medicine, biology, social science, public policy, and more, and discover opportunities for new collaborations and student research projects. View the videos of these stimulating talks.

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Text mining is often discussed in the context of humanities research or marketing, where an enormous pool of text can be computationally sifted for new insight or targeted advertising.

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“Big data,” as vague and buzzwordy as the term is, has arguably led to major changes in finance, advertising, and elections.

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The greatest scientific challenges of our time aren't contained by national borders.

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Recently, genomics has become of the major fronts in the "War on Cancer," with researchers around the world collecting increasingly sophisticated and detailed genetic data for different subtypes of the disease. But as genetic sequencing grows cheaper and more common, scientists are faced with new logistical problems of how to store, share, and access this data across institutions to answer scientific questions and get closer to new understanding and treatments for the disease. A new project funded by the National Cancer Institute and led by CI senior fellow and faculty Robert Grossman will gather these disparate resources into a Genomic Data Commons (GDC), storing and "harmonizing" cancer data and facilitating new discoveries.

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Over the decade since the completion of the Human Genome Project, next-generation sequencing has spurred the field of genomics to a faster and faster pace.