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sbv IMPROVER Epigenomics Symposium showcases potential of computational biology within biomedical sciences sbv IMPROVER Epigenomics Symposium showcases potential of computational biology within biomedical sciences

The sbv IMPROVER Epigenomics Challenge, designed to identify and test novel techniques in computational biology, has culminated in a multi-disciplinary symposium in Tel Aviv, Israel which has attracted computational scientists, bioinformaticians and clinicians working across a variety of medical fields. Delegates met to discuss the outcomes of the challenge, which asked participants to classify samples from different systems toxicology studies according to specific criteria, as well as other current issues in epigenomics and its applications within biomedicine.

Almost a quarter of Brits are afraid of the doctor’s waiting room Almost a quarter of Brits are afraid of the doctor’s waiting room

-34% fear the dentist, 17% fear the optician--65% fear discovering a previously unknown health problem--22% have had a previous bad experience--79% hesitate to seek medical advice as a result-

Breakthrough means fewer frogs needed for research Breakthrough means fewer frogs needed for research

The number of clawed frogs used worldwide in research could soon be a fraction of the current number, following new research at the University of Portsmouth.

UK Pharma sector praised for ploughing ahead with data protection reforms – despite Brexit UK Pharma sector praised for ploughing ahead with data protection reforms – despite Brexit

The pharmaceutical sector has been praised for its commitment to the EU General Data Protection Regulation – after a survey revealed other industries are mistakenly ditching reforms because of Brexit.