Scott Edmunds - June 14, 2022
New GigaByte series of vector-borne diseases data papers just out, including mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, and kissing bugs, supported by GBIF and the WHO
Scott Edmunds - February 4, 2022
We are pleased to see the 2022 Junior Research Parasite Award go to Jack Pilgrim for his work published last year in GigaScience, so here we highlight the ecosystem of awards acknowledging different parts of the research cycle.
Scott Edmunds - November 25, 2021
We have an author Q&A with Dominic Cushnan, Head of Artificial Intelligence (Imaging) for NHSX, on his Data Note on the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database.
Scott Edmunds - November 17, 2021
GigaScience Press partnering with GBIF are supported by TDR (hosted at the wHO), to release a special issue for publication of new datasets presenting biodiversity data for research on vectors of human diseases.
Scott Edmunds - June 15, 2021
We have an update on the Update article, GigaByte’s new article type to speed up the sharing and communication of science through allowing publication of data and software versions that are immediately useful to the community.
Chris Armit - May 26, 2021
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted the virtual workshop “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing”. Here we have a write-up of the event.
Scott Edmunds - January 13, 2021
The Ukraine Genome Project finds quarter of the genetic variation in Europe, dramatically increasing information on population diversity and medical genetics.
Scott Edmunds - November 11, 2020
Prof Zhang Yongzhen is winner the 2020 ICG-15 GigaScience Prize for Outstanding Data Sharing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last month was the 10th year we’ve attended our co-publisher BGI’s annual ICG (International Conference on Genomics) gathering, and the 3rd time we have presented a prize at the meeting.
Scott Edmunds - April 12, 2020
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 […]
Scott Edmunds - February 4, 2020
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 […]