Scott Edmunds - July 15, 2016
At Disney World infancy ends at 3, or at least that is the age children have to start purchasing tickets. It seemed appropriate to celebrate our 4th birthday there. Or at least at the #ISMB16 Computational Biology meeting that was held this week at the Walt Disney World Resort. Here we report on what happened and how we and the field have been growing up
Scott Edmunds - July 10, 2016
The 2016 Bioinformatics Open Source Conference has just finished here at Disney World Orlando, and here is the write up of the meeting, with discussion on the merits of open bioinformatics and closed cartoons.
Scott Edmunds - July 8, 2016
Our Editor in Chief Laurie Goodman gives her thoughts on the journal impact factor (jIF), and how we need to move beyond shallow, untransparent, gameable, out-of-date proxies that promote bad scientific practices.
Scott Edmunds - June 28, 2016
Teams of scientists from Spain have published the first complete genome of the olive tree. The specimen sequenced is of the Spanish Farga variety, and is over 1,200 years old. This work will facilitate genetic improvement for production of olives and olive oil, two key products in the Mediterranean economy and diet.
Scott Edmunds - June 16, 2016
Following our announcement this month of a new collaboration and integration with protocols.io, we’ve gone into more detail on the first two papers that have utilised this open access repository of scientific methods and collaborative protocol-centered platform. To give some insight into his work, we have one of our author Q&As with Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss, lead author of our scabies genome paper.
Guilhem Sempere - June 8, 2016
Nicole Nogoy - June 7, 2016
Following our “Reproducible Research Resources for Research(ing) Parasites” announcement of a collaboration with protocols.io, we thought we would go into more detail on our first papers integrating their methodologies on this platform. To give some insight into his work, we have one of our author Q&As with first author François Olivier Hébert.
Scott Edmunds - June 3, 2016
Two new research papers on scabies and tapeworms published today showcase a new collaboration with protocols.io. This demonstrates a new way to share scientific methods that allows scientists to better repeat and build upon these complicated studies on difficult-to-study parasites. It also highlights a new means of writing all research papers with citable methods that can be updated over time.
Scott Edmunds - May 3, 2016
And the final result from the Annotometer is in! GigaScience Lead Biocurator Chris Hunter updates us and provides lessons on how the GigaCuration Challenge went at last months Biocuration 2016.