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Scott Edmunds

Executive Editor of GigaScience, and data nerd working at the BGI and based in Hong Kong. Open Knowledge Open Science Ambassador and Executive Committee member for Open Data Hong Kong.

Preprint.Space, The Final Frontier

- May 24, 2018

Preprint.Space logo

Open Science Trek, The Next Integration Fostering and promoting more open and transparent science is one of the goals of GigaScience, and to do this we have been big promoters of open peer review as well as preprints servers. Combining both of these, Academic Karma was the one of the first platforms to focus on […]

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Enter the 2nd GigaScience Prize Track at ICG-13

- May 9, 2018

ICG13 GigaScience Prize Venue

Call for Submissions – Win Prizes and Join us in Shenzhen for ICG-13 Being co-published by BGI we are regular participants at their yearly ICG (International Conference on Genomics) conference in Shenzhen. Since the very first meeting in 2006, ICG has grown to become one of the most influential annual meetings in ‘omics’ research, and […]

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GigaScience Wins 2018 PROSE Award for Innovation in Publishing

- May 4, 2018

GigaScience Prose Award

We at GigaScience are pleased to have won the 2018 the PROSE Award for Innovation in Journal Publishing in the multidisciplinary category, as innovation has been a key element in our goal to change how scientific publishing is done. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has been giving awards for 42 years to recognize distinguished professional […]

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DNA Day in the Jungle. Aaron Pomerantz on #JungleOmics

- April 25, 2018

DNA day in the jungle

I’m a genomicist, get me into here. Today is DNA Day, commemorating the day in 1953 when Watson, Crick, Wilkins, Franklin et al. published their Nature papers on the structure of DNA, as well as the day in 2003 that the completion of the Human Genome Project was declared. Or at least when the project […]

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CRISPR-based Epigenome Editing: Author Q&A with Alun Luo

- April 24, 2018

Alun Luo presenting at KI HK

The CRISPR/Cas9 system has opened new horizons in what can be done with genome editing. Here we present an author Q&A with Alun Yonglun Luo discussing his new paper in GigaScience moving this technology towards epigenome editing and testing its efficacy and accuracy. Modulating Methylation: Epigenome Editing With our scope focussing the “biological big data” […]

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On the trail of the elusive Solenodon genome. Q&A with Taras Oleksyk

- March 19, 2018

Researchers have sequenced the venomous Solenodon, the last survivor of a branch of mammals that appeared at the time of the dinosaurs. Here we give some behind the scenes insight with some of the authors of this prize winning project, and include a Q&A with lead author Taras Oleksyk. Our latest paper presents a draft […]

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Interact with the Crabs in Your Computer: New GigaDB Imaging Widgets

- March 15, 2018

Interactive, downloadable and 3D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs are now available in GigaDB  using MicroCT technology data. In this latest GigaBlog we let you inspect this data too, as well as provide a Q&A with the first author Jannes Landschoff on its potential utility. A study just published in GigaScience showcases new […]

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Citizen Smith goes to Nairobi. Taking Citizen Science to the UN

- December 15, 2017

GigaScience utilizes and promotes Open Science in all its forms, and one of the key areas in this ecosystem is Citizen Science – opening and democratising science to such an extent it is powered by public participation. Regular readers of this blog and journal will have seen our promotion of many crowdfunded and educational community […]

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A Christmas Gift To You From GigaScience. Scientists have Unwrapped the Reindeer Genome.

- December 12, 2017

A New High-Quality Reindeer Genome Sequence Provides Resources for Studying Evolution, Domestication, and Adaptation to Arctic Climate. But not the secrets of Christmas. Ewan Birney has previously blogged on the Genome Days of Christmas, but today the full-text version of a particularly Christmassy species has just been published to add to that list. Coming so […]

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And the winner is? Our #ICG12 prize track on GigaTV

- November 27, 2017

Last month was the 7th consecutive year we’ve attended our co-publisher BGI’s annual ICG (International Conference on Genomics) gathering in Shenzhen. While we’ve assisted in organising a number of fun thematic tracks over the years including ICG-8’s crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open science session, and ICG-10’s community genomics session, for ICG12 this year we decided to […]

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