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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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#peerrevwk15 News: Crediting our Amazing Reviewers with DOIs

- October 1, 2015

That Was The Review Week That Was If you’ve seen the #peerrevwk15 hashtag on social media, you may have noticed this week is the first ever Peer Review Week. Like Open Access Week in a few weeks time (watch this space for some events we’ll be participating in) this is a great opportunity to throw […]

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Putting credit back into the hands of researchers

- September 28, 2015

Today, GigaScience launched a project providing an alternative way to give authors credit for their work, contributing more to collaboration, transparency and better data. Amye tells us more about what this is and how it works.

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Neuroinformatics Gets Tropical Down Under

- September 16, 2015

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What does Neuroinformatics and The Great Barrier Reef have in Common? Both are faced with challenges and comprise of beautiful colourful entities that should be freely accessible and shared. This year’s International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Neuroinformatics 2015 meeting was held in the northern tropical Queensland city of Cairns, Australia. With coral reefs and the […]

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Fermenting a Reproducible Research Revolution

- July 30, 2015

With greater awareness in the difficulties in making scientific research more reproducible, numerous technical fixes are being suggested to move publishing away from static and often un-reproducible papers to more reproducible digital objects that better fit 21st century technology. New research demonstrates one potential approach through publishing open data and code in containerized form using docker, and also allowing scientists to tackle climate change, through better understanding of the production of biofuels.

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Birthdays and Homecomings at ISMB-ECCB in Dublin

- July 19, 2015

More on our birthday and bioinformatics adventures in Dublin for the annual gathering of the worlds compuational biology community: ISMB

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Open Bioinformatics in The Irish Free Software State

- July 12, 2015

BOSC2015 has in Dublin has just ended, so we look back over the meeting at some of the talks we enjoyed, and projects we have participated in.

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Great Lakes of Data: More with Pat Soranno on the challenges of data-integration in ecology

- July 3, 2015

A follow-up Q&A from Pat Soranno, sharing her thoughts on reproducible ecology and the challenges it presents.

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Sequencing Order: B10K Reaching for the Skies to Decode All Bird Genomes

- June 4, 2015

Announcing this week the B10K project, Guojie Zhang explains how they plan to sequence all the 10,000 bird genomes.

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Community Microbiomes: Chatting Cat Scat with Kittybiome’s Holly Ganz

- May 26, 2015

All Cats (Microbiomes) are Grey? Regular readers will have seen our interest in “community genome” projects, supported by crowdfunding and alternative means (fashion shows in case of the “peoples parrot”), and we’ve been pleased to see the Azolla fern and Cactus genome projects that we published guest GigaBlog postings from both achieve their funding targets. […]

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