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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.

Software Citation Comes of Age

- June 22, 2021

Following the publication of a new software citation guide we explain more the practicalities and importance of citing research software.

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Update on Updates. GigaByte’s new article type to speed up science

- June 15, 2021

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We have an update on the Update article, GigaByte’s new article type to speed up the sharing and communication of science through allowing publication of data and software versions that are immediately useful to the community.

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A step-by-step guide to 3D print a scientific publication.

- March 9, 2021

To promote re-use of microCT data and 3D models we have produced a video guide on how to 3D print a scorpion from GigaDB in 10 simple steps.

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Guest Posting: Help Crowdfund the Transbiome

- March 2, 2021

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A guest posting with the Transbiome team on their community driven research program using crowdfunding and co-creation to discover the diversity of the neo-vaginal microbiome.

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GigaByte and River Valley Technologies push the boundaries of Executable Research Articles using Stencila and Code Ocean

- February 25, 2021

Executable Research Article

Today GigaByte publishes its first Executable Research Article (ERA), using technology from Stencila and Code Ocean to showcase interactive and executable versions of the figures.

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Play it again, SAMtools. Q&A with the SAMtools team on 12 years of providing bioinformatics “glue”

- February 17, 2021

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Today we publish the first update in 12 years describing what’s new in SAMtools, and for the first time the associated BCFtools and HTSlib software library. Here is a Q&A with the authors.

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Ukraine Genome Survey Adds Missing Pieces to Human Diversity Puzzle

- January 13, 2021

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The Ukraine Genome Project finds quarter of the genetic variation in Europe, dramatically increasing information on population diversity and medical genetics.

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Cracking sex chromosome evolution via egg-laying birds and mammals

- January 7, 2021

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Ducks, Emu’s, Platypus and Echidna’s, oh my! New work on the duck and other egg-laying animal genomes helps crack sex chromosomes evolution and diversity in a number of bird and monotreme species.

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iPhone Genomics: beaming us up to the “tricorder” era

- December 8, 2020

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The 1st comprehensive mobile genome analysis application, iGenomics, is now available for use on an iphone. By pairing an smartphone with a handheld DNA sequencer, users will be able to create a mobile genetics laboratory, reminiscent of the Star Trek’s tricorder.

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Q&A with Parice Brandies on the Antechinus Genome

- November 25, 2020

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Parice Brandies presents a Q&A and video on her GigaByte paper on the brown antechinus genome (Antechinus stuartii), a fascinating marsupial with many biological surprises to explore.

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