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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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Community Genomes on GigaTV

- December 10, 2015

GigaScience helped organise the Community Genomes track covering crowdfunding and citizen use of genomics data at the 10th International Conference on Genomics in Shenzhen. Read more and watch the talks in this write up.

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The Importance of Annotation: A Q&A with Hypothes.is Director of Biosciences, Maryann Martone

- December 1, 2015

Maryann Martone is Director of Biosciences for Hypothes.is and current President of FORCE11, an organization advancing scholarly communication. She tells us about a new open annotation tool, Hypothes.is, and why the ability to annotate scholarly objects is so important.

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GigaScience Gets a Service. What’s new in GigaDB?

- November 26, 2015

After a solid year of behind-the-scenes efforts, the latest version of our GigaDB database rolled out last month. While superficially it may not look that different, a lot has changed under the hood. To explain more our Lead Curator Chris Hunter talks through some of the main feature changes.

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Brooding Brittle Star Babies. Q&A with Jannes Landschoff

- November 17, 2015

Q&A with Jannes Landschoff, first author on our latest Data Note presenting 100GB of high-resolution 3D data from live-bearing brittle stars. Jannes tells us about how he became interested in brittle star copulation, the advantages of using micro computed tomography in morphology studies, and gives an African perspective on the challenges of dealing with big-data.

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Sharing Genomic Data in the Precision Medicine Era

- October 9, 2015

GigaBlog covers human genomic data, from the ASHG meeting in Baltimore to our “Hacking the human genome” event in Hong Kong.

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