Scott Edmunds - September 7, 2017
With the current annual data creation rate estimated to be in the tens of zettabytes, the flood of information currently being generated in every area of human life is crashing up against limited data storage solutions. However, DNA, which serves as a storage system for biological information, has been proposed as a potential means to […]
Scott Edmunds - July 19, 2016
David Johnson and the PhenoMeNal consortium have a guest posting on their efforts in building an open, community-supported, e-infrastructure for medical metabolomics data, and how they are seeking community feedback on the requirements for the data infrastructures needed.
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.
Scott Edmunds - March 13, 2015
Peng Jiang and Hui Guo from the University of Georgia provide a guest post covering their crowdfunding efforts to sequence the first cactus genome.
Scott Edmunds - January 30, 2015
Guest post from researchers at BGI and Edinburgh University on where organismal scale “synthetic genomics” is going.
Scott Edmunds - January 15, 2015
Following from his guest blog in October on “Approaches and resources to slow the spread of infection”, 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. While there may be less media coverage (apart from in the UK), this doesn’t relate to the […]
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 […]
Nicole Nogoy - October 19, 2014
Here we present a guest blog by our Editorial Board Member Russell Poldrack, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, who highlights the challenges and opportunities surrounding imaging data to enable the neuroscience community to “stand on the shoulders of giants”. The sharing of neuroimaging data is an idea whose time has finally come, but many […]
Nicole Nogoy - July 21, 2014
Shedding light on what the Optical Mapping System can provide for genome analysis, here we present a guest posting from optical mapping pioneer and developer (and GigaScience Editorial Board Member), David C. Schwartz, who is a Professor of Chemistry and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Taking the Google Maps approach: providing comprehensive, scalable worldviews […]
Nicole Nogoy - June 16, 2014
Following our efforts encouraging open-science projects, such as the community funded “Peoples Parrot” and OpenAshDieback, today we have a guest posting from Fay-Wei Li and Kathleen Pryer from the Department of Biology at Duke University covering a crowdfunding effort to sequence the Azolla genome. They have already raised over $4,000 and have 25 days remaining until […]