Hans Zauner - May 27, 2021
This week in GigaScience we published the genome of the mediterranean cone snail, Lautoconus ventricosus. Cone snails produce a wide variety of powerful toxins and the new chromosome-scale genome assembly opens the door for detailed investigations of their diversity and evolution.
Chris Armit - May 26, 2021
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted the virtual workshop “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing”. Here we have a write-up of the event.
Chris Armit - April 26, 2021
The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) hosted their virtual Neuroinformatics Assembly & Chris Armit have a neuroinformagical write-up.
Chris Armit - April 14, 2021
GigaScience are huge fans of the VIZBI – Visualising Biological Data – conference and our Data Scientist Chris Armit details the major highlights of VIZBI 2021.
Hans Zauner - March 26, 2021
New research in GigaScience reveals a previously hidden diversity of symbiotic Rickettsia bacteria. The new data are also relevant for studying human and animal diseases that are caused by some types of Rickettsia.
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Scott Edmunds - March 2, 2021
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.
Scott Edmunds - February 25, 2021
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.
Scott Edmunds - February 17, 2021
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.
Scott Edmunds - January 13, 2021
The Ukraine Genome Project finds quarter of the genetic variation in Europe, dramatically increasing information on population diversity and medical genetics.