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ICHG2011: Genetics and Genomics Gets Personal

- October 19, 2011

GigaScience was on hand to witness plenty of lively discussion last week at the annual American Society of Human Genetics jamboree: the International Conference of Human Genetics in Montreal. As always, the meeting had a strong medical genetics presence but the rapid growth and uptake of genomics technologies in the field produced much fascinating work […]

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GigaScience in the press (and still on the road)…

- October 4, 2011

We at GigaScience always appreciate good press, and on top of the welcome coverage on blogs (e.g. this in Annals of Botany) and twitter, we are pleased with the profile of the journal in this months Bio-IT world (especially coming on top of the coverage of our database in the previous issue). The article is […]

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Beyond the Genome: taking GigaScience into the Clouds

- September 20, 2011

With the summers conference season over, GigaScience are still keeping mobile, and this week Laurie is taking in “Beyond the Genome”, our BioMed Central stablemates Genome Biology and Genome Medicine meeting in Washington  DC.  Now in its second year, and its great line-up voted by Genome Web as one of the top-3 genomics meetings, by […]

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HUPO 2011: lessons for Proteomics from the Genomics Tsunami

- September 13, 2011

Our whistlestop summer conference tour circumnavigating the globe has come to a jetlagged end, with the final conference being last weeks HUPO (Human Proteomics Organisation) congress in Geneva. With it being the 10th anniversary meeting it was a good opportunity to look back on how Proteomics has progressed over the past decade, from it’s early […]

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Exercises in blogging at #solo11. Show me the data!

- September 3, 2011

Latest stop on the GigaScience magical mystery conference tour is Science Online London, and this year they have tried to make the format more interactive by organizing several interactive workshops and breakout sessions, including one on blogging that this is posting is a product of. One of the main themes running through the meeting has […]

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The complexity of life

- September 2, 2011

ICSB 2011 left me with a greater than ever appreciation for, to borrow from the title of the last plenary session, the complexity of life. I was impressed by the increasingly complex and explanative models that are being built, and faster and more detailed imaging methods under development, not to mention the exciting new applications […]

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Systems, synthetics and semantics

- August 29, 2011

As those of you who have been paying attention well know, I am currently attending this year’s International Conference on Systems Biology (#ICSB) meeting in either Heidelberg or Mannheim (there’s ongoing debate about the meeting locale). The meeting opened yesterday with a plenary talk by Jean Peccoud talking about DNA “grammar,” making linguistic models of […]

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Datacite summer meeting

- August 27, 2011

Working at a data center as big as the BGI, and launching a journal focused on maximizing data use, we have followed the many calls over the years for improved incentives and methods to aid and reward scientists in spending the considerable time and effort to share their data. The Datacite consortium has been key […]

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Further adventures on the road…

- August 23, 2011

Our busy summer on the road continues, with further globetrotting to meet authors and collaborators, get the message about GigaScience out, and hopefully at the end of it get some papers. This week Laurie and Scott will be at the Datacite meeting in Berkeley, meeting the people helping us to produce our data-DOIs, learning about […]

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Papers, papers, papers

- August 19, 2011

After last months website launch, and work progressing on our associated GigaScience database (including the addition of further datasets, such as the recently published Chinese Hamster Ovary cell-line genome) our next priority is the more traditional job of an editor: papers, papers papers. The journal has had some great feedback on twitter, on many blogs, […]

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