Scott Edmunds - May 31, 2022
Citizen Scientists share and publish Mosquito Alert data as part of our GigaByte (& GBIF & TDR supported) series on vector-borne diseases.
Hans Zauner - December 17, 2020
Looking back at this unusual year, we are happy to report that GigaScience not only kept going under difficult circumstances, publishing outstanding examples of Big Data science and introducing innovations in the review process. We also opened a new chapter with the launch of a sister journal, GigaByte .
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Andy Kilianski and Sam Minot - March 27, 2015
Sam Minot from Signature Science, LLC and Andy Kilianski from the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are part of a team that has been trialling a new palm-sized DNA sequencer to test whether it can characterize viruses and bacteria. Their findings, published in GigaScience suggest the device could have potential for disease diagnosis in the field.
Scott Edmunds - January 15, 2015
Michael Dean from the Center of Cancer Research at the NIH uses his data oriented approach to give an update of where the Ebola epidemic is in 2015
Scott Edmunds - October 27, 2014
The Ebola pandemic presents one of the most terrifying world health crises in modern times, with devastating consequences in Western Africa [as this goes to press there are now over 10,000 infections and almost 5,000 deaths]. There is a vast amount of data on this crisis available in rapidly published articles and on the internet […]
Scott Edmunds - August 13, 2013
Find out about a new Facebook game called Fraxinus that uses and analyses real genetic data from the fungus causing ash dieback disease
Scott Edmunds - February 13, 2013
Open Science and crowdsourcing versus Ash Dieback (and the Tweenome revisited, with and update on our E. coli genome datasharing adventures)