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Scott Edmunds

Editor in Chief of GigaScience and Chief Editor of GigaByte. Data nerd based at BGI Hong Kong. Co-founder of Open Data and Citizen Science organisations CivicSight, CitizenScience.Asia and Bauhinia Genome.

Publishing Citizen Science Data: Q&A with the Hong Kong Jellyfish Project

- May 20, 2024

Hong Kong Jellyfish Project

Today we publish a new Data Release presenting a dataset of jellyfish sightings collected by citizen scientists from 2021 through 2023 within Hong Kong waters. This is the first example where our curation team have worked with a Citizen Science project to share their observations in the GBIF biodiversity database. Here we have a Q&A […]

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DNA Day Launch for Hong Kong’s Moonshot for Biology

- April 25, 2024

Hong Kong Biodiversity Genome Project

The first emblematic species sequenced by the Hong Kong Biodiversity Genomics Consortium are published to coincide with International DNA Day. Joining a global “moonshot for biology” that aims to sequence, catalogue, and characterize the genomes of all of Earth’s eukaryotic biodiversity. A significant portion of modern knowledge in biology has emerged through sequencing the genetic […]

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Taking Spatial Omics into the Next Dimension

- February 20, 2024

Spatial Omics series

A multitude of papers on novel methods for Spatial Omics are published in a cross-journal series launching today in GigaScience and GigaByte Journals. Spatial Omics is a new field that is taking large-scale data-rich biological and biomedical research into new dimensions. Which is having a significant impact on the fundamental fields of biology and biomedicine. […]

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A Decade of FAIR – and what next? Q&A on FAIR workflows with the Netherlands X-omics Initiative

- January 14, 2024

FAIR workflows

Marking the 10th anniversary of the formulation of the FAIR principles, we have one of our GigaBlog Q&A’s with Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen, Alain van Gool, Anna Niehues and Casper de Visser from the Netherlands X-omics Initiative and Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, authors of a new paper on publishing FAIR workflows. Giving us their […]

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Peer Review Week 2023: GigaByte joins the ‘Publish, Review, Curate’ Revolution using Sciety

- September 27, 2023

Peer Review Week 2023 announcement

Thanks to a collaboration with Sciety and eLife, this Peer Review Week 2023 we can announce new ‘Publish, Review, Curate’ models of peer-review are being showcased by GigaByte.

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Archiving blogs, pt. 2: The GigaBlog Top of the Pops

- September 19, 2023

Top of the Pops

In the process of going back through our more than 300 posts over 12-years of blogging we thought we would highlight our favourites in a Top of the Pops style countdown.

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Archiving blogs: Rogue Scholar and lessons from Biome

- September 12, 2023

Rogue Scholar

GigaBlog is now archived in Rogue Scholar, a new service that provides what it calls “science blogging on steroids” through including full-text search, long-term archiving, DOIs and metadata for science blogs such as ours.

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Going Large (Language Models) at ISMB2023

- August 3, 2023

GigaScience Press team attended the yearly ISMB (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology) meeting and learned about Large Language Models.

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Converting the Field Records of Early-20th Century Public Health Pioneer to Data

- July 18, 2023

Bonne-Wepster

Field notes of the early-20th century entomologist Johanna Bonne-Wepster have been digitized as part of the GigaByte vectors of human disease series

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Announcing the GigaScience T2T Series: Closing the Gaps from Telomere-to-Telomere

- April 3, 2023

T2T series

An announcement on the GigaScience T2T (Telomere to Telomere) Series: Closing the Gaps from Telomere-to-Telomere

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