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The Annotometer Results Are In…

- 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.

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Big Data Challenges and Solutions in Contemporary Ecology: A Guest Blog by Chris Lortie

- April 26, 2016

Chris Lortie

Chris Lortie is an integrative ecologist (NCEAS, Santa Barbara, USA and York University, Canada)  and is a co-Guest Editor of our Data-Intensive Ecology series. Here, he shares his views on a few challenges and solutions in contemporary ecology as the field moves into the big-data era.

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See inside Obama in 3D? Yes We Can!

- March 17, 2016

What does Obama, mysteries hidden in Brazilian leaf litter, and state-of-the art 3D imaging technology have in common? Find out more in GigaBlog.

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Open Science Resources for Contributing to Brain Imaging Research: A Guest Blog by Cameron Craddock

- March 15, 2016

In support of Brain Awareness Week, we have asked Cameron Craddock, Director of the Computational NeuroImaging Lab, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Director of Imaging, Child Mind Institute, to write a blog highlighting open science in neuroimaging, and to announce our upcoming publication of the 2015 Brainhack Proceedings and the Brainhack Thematic Series. BioMed Central are also highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around to world. Learn more here.

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GigaMetabolomics Strikes Again: More BYO Data Parties and a Thematic Series

- March 13, 2016

The genomics community has been held up as an exemplar in data sharing practices since the human genome project, but the metabolomics community is catching up fast, with the Metabolights database being the fast growing repository at the EBI. In this light, GigaScience has been actively involved in reaching out and engaging with the metabolomics […]

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Data Driven Conservation. Q&A with Taras Oleksyk on ConGen2016

- March 8, 2016

Conservation research is being dragged into the 21st century with efforts such as the ConGen training workshop. Deputy director of the program Taras Oleksyk tells us more in this Q&A.

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Guest Blog: Mind the Zika Data Gap.

- February 15, 2016

Following his previous insight into the Ebola epidemic, we have another data oriented guest posting from Michael Dean, this time pooling together various available data to present a non-specialist view of the Zika crisis.

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Encouraging community curation through competition

- February 4, 2016

As part of this years BioCuration 2016 event in Geneva we are launching an annotation competition: the Giga-Curation Challenge.

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Crossing the Genome Finishing Line – News from our Optical Mapping Series

- January 28, 2016

OPTIMising Genome Assembly This month brings new additions to our exciting and on-going Optical Mapping series. Outside of a handful of key genomes, due to deficiencies in the short sequencing read lengths that have backed genome assembly, we lack reference genomes that are finished to high standards that can support comprehensive analyses. The rise of […]

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We Wish You a GigaChristmas: A 2015 Wrap-Up

- December 14, 2015

Last Christmas we gave you our heart; okay forget George Michael – we gave you beautiful imaging data sets, Virtual Machines, BYO data parties, GigaGitHub, more open peer review plus much more. However, in 2015 GigaScience has delivered anything but less, with more technical developments and exemplar papers published – GigaScience continues to push the […]

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