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Stoked. A program I came up with over XMAS break last year while sipping cocoa after a hard day on the slopes came to reality this week. The first ever +Life Technologies Innovation Pitch Festival & Celebration! 3 challenges, 6 finalist, 8 executive judges, with awards and audience choices. Who needs sleep when THIS much awesomeness is gettin' done?!?!!! #innovateorbeobsolete  
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A case study of Personalized Medicine part 2: Academic-Industry Collaboration. I'll be there!
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I often get asked why I moved to San Diego over the Bay Area after Boston. This GEN article highlights just some of those reasons: Live what you Love!
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If you care about the future of healthcare and your personal individual genome sequencing data, let your voice be heard now. Policy is still young and the government wants to hear from you! DO IT!
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Thanks +Alice Rathjen I'm honored to be at the top of your list for 2011 and what a wonderful idea. 2012 will have more exciting things for sure.
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The 2011 DNA Guide "Innovation Catalyst Awards!!!"

Most awards are created by those on top and handed down. This award comes from the bottom-up. It's one entrepreneurs attempt to thank all the wonderful people I met this past year and recognize their dedication to make a contribution to the world. So often innovation recognition goes to CEO's and lead investors - forgetting those who contribute to the ecosystem by being welcoming, curious and collaborative.

Criteria for the DNA Guide "2011 Innovation Catalyst Awards" is being BRILLIANT, KIND and FUN to interact with. Here are the true instigators of innovation who inspired me this past year: If you don't know these folks... be sure to look for them next time you're at Ted or the Computer Museum in Mountain View. They're wonderful.

+Holley Abrams MD NASA Ames Research Center @holleyabrams
+Alexandra Basford Beijing Genomics Institute, GigaScience
Vijay Chandru UNESCO
+Angie Chang Women 2.0 @thisgirlangie
+James Clement Androcyte @clementlawyer
Alex de Winter, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Jack Dangermond, ESRI
Jovianna DiCarlo, International mHealth Standards Consortium @imhsc
+Lizzie Dunklee Health 2.0 @drytownlizzie
Scott Edmunds, Beijing Genomics Institute, GigaScience @ SCEdmunds
+jonathan drori RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd @jondrori
Peter Francis, Casey Eye Institute
Richard Gallagher, Hopeful Monster
+Kathryn Gorges Social Marketing Diva ley@socialMktgDiva
steven gullans Excel Venture Management @sgullans
+Rebecca Hemenway FitGenes Consulting @rhemenway
+Andrew Hessel Pink Army Cooperative @andrewhessel
Kevin Horgan, Soligenix
+tim hunkapiller Discovery Biosciences
Salim Ismail, Singularity U
+Reese Jones Singularity University
Steven Johnson, Ctuit Software
Hugh Keegan, ESRI
+Bruce Klein Singularity U
+Daniel Kraft Stanford Medical School, Futuremed SU @daniel_kraft
Frederick Lee, MD, MPH , P4 Medicine Institute @fleeMD
Deborah Marshall, Sidley LLP
+Kathryn Myronuk Singularity University
+Lesa Mitchell Kauffman Foundation @lesamitchell
Ayanna Monteverdi,Mendelspod
Kevin Noble, Genentech
+Sharon Olexy Bytes2Insights
+Jannick B Pedersen FranklinCovey @jannickBP
John Pfeffer, Pfeffer Capital
+Melek Pulatkonak Microsoft @orientalist
Eric Schadt, Institute of Genomics
Abdul R Shaikh, National Cancer Institute
+Marc Tarpenning Whiteboard Accelerator
+Brad Templeton Singularity U, EFF
+Theral Timpson , Mendelspod
+Sharon Vosmek Astia
+Antoaneta Vladimirova NextBio @antoanetavlad
Vivek Wadhwa, UC Berkeley

Yes... this is an arbitrary award, but if you're on this list you can ask me for a favor down the road if by chance I end up wildly successful. Or, just print out this graphic and put it on your wall (we're still a lean startup).

For those who were kind to me last year "DNA Catalyst Awards 2010" http://dnatimes.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-in-life-of-entrepreneur-2010.html thanks again.

Alice Rathjen
Founder, DNA Guide
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Always gotta' give props to Alex and this team! A strategic initiative for Illumina, another data point that prove my ideas are solid (no pun intended on the instrumentation front) and love seeing the progress of how it's being executed. #gettingitdone
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Nice! +Life Technologies  purchases Navigenics to expand Clinical Dx market! #anotherstepintherightdirection
Reminds me of the article from NEJM that came out last year of DTC profiling. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1011893
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CA pushing it forward. Hoping to add more protection onto SB559 that passed 8/22/11 of last year.
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Sergey on PIPA and SOPA. Agreed, inform yourself and take action.
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In just two decades, the world wide web has transformed and democratized access to information all around the world. I am proud of the role Google has played alongside many others such as Yahoo, Wikipedia, and Twitter. Whether you are a student in an internet cafe in the developing world or a head of state of a wealthy nation, the knowledge of the world is at your fingertips.

Of course, offering these services has come with its challenges. Multiple countries have sought to suppress the flow of information to serve their own political goals. At various times notable Google websites have been blocked in China, Iran, Libya (prior to their revolution), Tunisia (also prior to revolution), and others. For our own websites and for the internet as a whole we have worked tirelessly to combat internet censorship around the world alongside governments and NGO promoting free speech.

Thus, imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial). While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don't believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.

This is why I signed on to the following open letter with many other founders - http://dq99alanzv66m.cloudfront.net/sopa/img/12-14-letter.pdf
See also: http://americancensorship.org/ and http://engineadvocacy.org/
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More press. Honored to be a spearheading member of this shift "reorganization" for Illumina. I learned a lot from Alex both at Helixis and Illumina.
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Farm girl gone intraprenuer, entrepreneur, systems biologist, athlete. Passionate about building innovation, driving personalized medicine and empowering individuals to live in their greatness. Suffers from endless wanderlust.
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