Scott Edmunds - March 8, 2016
Conservation research is being dragged into the 21st century with efforts such as the ConGen training workshop. Deputy director of the program Taras Oleksyk tells us more in this Q&A.
Scott Edmunds - December 12, 2014
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. —Attributed to Charles Darwin In 1839 Charles Darwin published his famous account of the 5-year second voyage of the HMS Beagle, describing the flora and fauna he encountered surveying South America and circumnavigating the […]
Scott Edmunds - September 30, 2014
Despite the precipitous drop in the price of DNA sequencing, global credit crunches have shrunk the science budgets able to properly take advantage of this. At least in the case of non-medical research. With acceptance rates for some of the major funding agencies in the US declining into single digit percentages, the research community needs […]
Scott Edmunds - September 28, 2012
A Grassroots Funding effort in Puerto Rico enables genome sequencing of the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot The rationale and scope for GigaScience has been to cover and provide a home for the growing number of studies producing and handling large-scale biological data, and this “big-data” data bonanza is not just due to well funded […]