Staff Blog

3/27/2014 - by XPRIZE - Comments

Position #1: Peter Diamandis "XPRIZE is the global leader in the creation of incentivized prize competitions. We are a non-profit organization, whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefits of humanity."
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Position #2: George Church. "First, I’d like to thank Peter Diamandis, Marc Hodosh, Craig Venter, Larry Kedes, Grant Campany, Stewart & Marilyn Blusson and others who have guided the Archon Genomics XPRIZE (AGXP) since Oct-2006."
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7/23/2012 - by Dr. Tom Perls - Comments

If you knew you were going to live to celebrate your 100th birthday, would you approach your everyday life differently? Would you change your exercise, diet, career and finances? Historically, the odds of achieving this chronological milestone were against you, but your luck may be changing. We are on the eve of significant technological breakthroughs with the potential to redefine not only the average life span but also the practice of medicine.

3/13/2012 - by Grant Campany - Comments

Along with several hundred others, I attended the Advances in Genome Biology & Technology (AGBT) conference last month in Marco Island, Florida. Perhaps the biggest news from the conference came from Chief Technology Officer Clive Brown of Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT). Using a PR campaign lifted directly from Steve Jobs’ book of effective marketing strategies, the ONT website shut down prior to Clive’s talk and a new one went up just after the big announcement.

1/05/2012 - by Grant Campany - Comments
When a New Year’s Eve snowstorm in 1939 canceled their honeymoon travel plans, newlyweds Edith and Frank Sampson trekked to Boston Gardens to watch the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadians 6-1.
11/07/2011 - by Grant Campany - Comments
The Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Express Scripts official launch on October 26 was hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Miles O’Brien, former science and technology reporter for CNN.
10/26/2011 - by Grant Campany - Comments

The Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Express Scripts is a $10 Million incentivized Competition, challenging scientists to design rapid, inexpensive and accurate whole human genome sequencing technologies.