Hans Zauner - December 19, 2017
The year is almost over and it’s time to review the highlights of GigaScience’s 2017. 2017 was as special year for GigaScience: a year of many firsts and we celebrated our 5th birthday! An occasion to look back – and forward, as we did in our anniversary editorial. We marked the completion of our first […]
Scott Edmunds - October 11, 2016
Individual human genomes are diploid in nature, with half of the homologous chromosomes derived from each parent. The context in which variations occur on each individual chromosome has profound effects on the action and clinical importance of the genes on it, but this “haplotype” information has been mostly ignored in genomics research to date. A wealth of new data released from the Personal Genome Project via a new Data Note helps fill this gap by releasing the largest set of high coverage whole human genome assemblies with experimentally determined haplotypes to date.
Nicole Nogoy - September 29, 2016
Here is a Q&A with the first author of our first camera trap dataset published in our Data-Intensive Ecology series. Taylor shares his thoughts on why he’s so interested in the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard, the usefulness of camera traps in ecology, as well as challenges with big data.
Nicole Nogoy - 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 […]
Nicole Nogoy - 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.
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Scott Edmunds - 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 […]
Scott Edmunds - June 4, 2015
Announcing this week the B10K project, Guojie Zhang explains how they plan to sequence all the 10,000 bird genomes.
Nicole Nogoy - February 10, 2015
Our New Zealand based Commissioning Editor, Nicole Nogoy, was asked by Creative Commons Aotearoa (New Zealand) to write a guest blog on open licensing from a Kiwi perspective. Being big users and fans of their licenses we were happy to oblige. Now posted on their website, thanks to the wonder of open CC-BY licensing, we […]