There Is an Internet in Space

Guest post by Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. In a recent blog, Dr. Brennan correctly identified a future issue: access to medical information from a Mars colony, should one be established. In her summary, she said there was no internet in space. Actually, there is. It uses a protocol suite … Continue reading “There Is an Internet in Space”

Sharing Small Data Files for More Analysis Power

Guest post by Ashley Hintz, curator for NLM NCBI’s Sequence Read Archive. Imagine the rows upon rows of books in the stacks of a research library. Then imagine how much information is stored in those books. An organism’s entire genome is the equivalent of that large library with its multiple floors of loaded shelves. It … Continue reading “Sharing Small Data Files for More Analysis Power”

The Hōkūleʽa Worldwide Voyage Comes Full Circle: The NLM Connection

Guest post by Dr. Fred Wood, Outreach and Evaluation Scientist in the Office of Health Information Programs Development. On June 17, the ocean-going, double-hulled canoe Hōkūleʽa (named for Arcturus, the Star of Gladness) successfully completed its historic Worldwide Voyage.  The Hōkūleʽa departed Honolulu, Hawaiʽi, on May 18, 2014 and over the last three years traveled … Continue reading “The Hōkūleʽa Worldwide Voyage Comes Full Circle: The NLM Connection”

The Evolution of Data Science Training in Biomedical Informatics

Guest post by Dr. George Hripcsak, Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor and Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and Director of Medical Informatics Services for New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Campus. Biomedical informatics is an exciting field that addresses information in biomedicine. At over half a century, it is older than many realize. Looking back, I … Continue reading “The Evolution of Data Science Training in Biomedical Informatics”