Monthly Archives: April 2019

DNA Day 2019: How to sequence the genomes of the weird and wonderful

- April 25, 2019

Avian genomics

It’s DNA day, commemorating the publication of the structure of DNA in 1953, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Genomics has come a long way since then. Today it is possible to sequence whole genomes with a very reasonable investment of time and money. What an amazing time for […]

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Presenting the FAIRsharing community network

- April 3, 2019

FAIRsharing community network

FAIRer Sharing via FAIRsharing Our aim at GigaScience is to provide the means to open up and share research data. On top of just making these available via our (new look) GigaDB database, we’ve been involved with communities that wants to maximize the utility of these research outputs by making them FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable […]

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Lost worlds: via Sketchfab a 3D fossil offers a glimpse of prehistoric marine life

- April 1, 2019

3D fossil seabed

Just out in full text is a our first paper showcasing our latest complete integration with the Sketchfab 3D viewer. In this a 3D fossil seabed from the lower Devonian geologic period has been digitally reconstructed using micro X-ray computed tomography (microCT) imaging. A section of the fossil bed, measuring 2 x 1 metres wide […]

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