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is to improve the understanding and treatment of human disease through data-driven predictive modeling.

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are unified by a common emphasis on leveraging the power of open networks of contributors to solve complex scientific problems.

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work in a variety of disciplines spanning clinical research, computational biology, genomics, and software engineering.

What do social media and Star Trek have to do with children’s cancer?

St. Baldrick'sSage Bionetworks’ work is unlike anything St. Baldrick’s has ever funded before. Dr. Friend, the first-ever St. Baldrick’s Genius Award recipient, explains in this new video.

Paris Assembly 2015

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The 2015 Paris Assembly: Connecting Open Research, Open Education and Open Social Impact, will take place on April 16-18, at the Institut Pasteur. Learn more about the Assembly including the agenda and list of invited attendees. Please join us in Paris…

Stephen Friend at TED2014

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Stephen Friend wants your genes — no, really. At TED2014 he announced the Resilience Project, a new crowdsourced effort to understand the quirks and patterns of human genetic code that control — and could help treat — genetic diseases…

Fund the Prize! Prize4Life Challenge

“Fund the Prize” may indeed be the first of its kind: a campaign bringing together Open funding and Open Science, to help Prize4Life, Sage Bionetworks and DREAM raise funds for a new and exciting prize program–The ALS Stratification...

New DREAM Challenges Announced!

Today, Sage Bionetworks and DREAM opened three new DREAM Challenges. The three launches are the Alzheimer’s Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge #1, the Broad-DREAM Gene Essentiality Prediction Challenge, and the DREAM9 Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Outcome Prediction...

The Resilience Project: A Search for Unexpected Heroes

The Resilience Project is a joint collaboration between the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Sage Bionetworks. Watch Stephen Friend’s TED Talk on the Resilience Project, and read his Perspective in Science Magazine (written with Eric Schadt), both...

FasterCures Webinar On Crowdsourcing

“The way biomedical research is carried out is changing fundamentally,” Sage Bionetworks President Stephen Friend declared at the beginning of a webinar about the crowdsourced computational challenges Sage is facilitating in partnership with the DREAM (Dialogue for...

Stephen Friend at TED 2014

Sage Bionetworks CEO spoke from the main stage yesterday at TED 2014 in Vancouver. He announced the Resilience Project, a new collaboration between us and Mt Sinai that is looking for healthy individuals who carry genetic mutations that should have made them ill as...

Sage Bionetworks on NPR TED Radio Hour

John Wilbanks, our Chief Commons Officer, was recently part of the NPR TED Radio Hour talking about the biomedical research commons we are building here at Sage Bionetworks. The show was based around the idea of the “End of Privacy” – featuring...