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Guest Blog: Data in the time of Coronavirus, Pt. 2

- April 12, 2020

COVID-19 data

With ongoing the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic providing us with unprecedented insight into the progression of a disease outbreak, and unprecedented time in the lock down to turn us all into armchair epidemiologists. This includes near real-time sharing and analysis of genomics data through platforms like nextstrain, and of ways to view the infection, mortality and […]

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Guest Blog: Data in the time of Coronavirus

- February 4, 2020

Coronavirus data forcasting

With much of the GigaScience team spanning the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and now confined to remote working, the current 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak has been particularly disruptive and close to home. As with previous WHO “public-health emergency of international concern” such as Ebola and Zika, data has provided a potent tool in fighting both the outbreak, and […]

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DNA Day 2019: How to sequence the genomes of the weird and wonderful

- April 25, 2019

Avian genomics

It’s DNA day, commemorating the publication of the structure of DNA in 1953, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Genomics has come a long way since then. Today it is possible to sequence whole genomes with a very reasonable investment of time and money. What an amazing time for […]

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Guest Blog from Huanming Yang on using the human genome for big-data storage

- 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 […]

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Guest posting: Building a PhenoMeNal metabolomics e-infrastructure

- 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.

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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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Guest Posting: Help Crowdfund the “Community Cactus”

- 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.

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Synthetic Genomics: Redesign and synthesis of the first multicellular eukaryotic genome

- January 30, 2015

Guest post from researchers at BGI and Edinburgh University on where organismal scale “synthetic genomics” is going.

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Guest Blog: The Ebola Epidemic revisited – where are we in 2015?

- 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 […]

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Guest Blog: The 2014 Ebola Epidemic: Approaches and resources to slow the spread of infection

- 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 […]

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