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A Passion for Morphing Passiflora Leaves: Author Q&A with Daniel Chitwood

- May 4, 2017

Passiflora, commonly known as Passion Vines or Passion Flowers is a genus encompassing around 500 species, all of which exhibit such huge variation in leaf shape.  To further understand the unique diversity of Passiflora leaves, a recent paper published in GigaScience, presents a morphometric analysis and unique open dataset encompassing over 3,300 leaves from 40 […]

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Remember Remember, It’s Neuro-November!

- November 1, 2016

Halloween may be over, but this November GigaScience will be continuing to fight the zombie (paper) apocalypse and binge on sweet sweet brains (research outputs).

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The Complexities of Modern Plant Phenomics: A Guest Blog by our Plant Phenomics Series Guest Editors

- June 7, 2016

Here, four enthusiastic Guest Editors (Rubén Rellán Álvarez, Guillaume Lobet, Malia Gehan and Srikant Srinivasan) of our “Plant Phenomics: Data Integration & Analysis” series, have got together and share their insights on the current status of Plant Phenomics research.

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Crossing the Genome Finishing Line – News from our Optical Mapping Series

- January 28, 2016

OPTIMising Genome Assembly This month brings new additions to our exciting and on-going Optical Mapping series. Outside of a handful of key genomes, due to deficiencies in the short sequencing read lengths that have backed genome assembly, we lack reference genomes that are finished to high standards that can support comprehensive analyses. The rise of […]

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Guest Blog: Challenges and opportunities with sharing neuroimaging data

- 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 […]

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From function “unknown” to “known”: First papers in our Automated Function Prediction series

- April 28, 2014

Editors: Mark Wass (University of Kent, UK), Iddo Friedberg (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Predrag Radivojac (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) A key to understanding life at the molecular level is based on accurate protein annotation at the functional level. However, due to the explosion of genomic sequencing data an inherent difficulty and expense exists […]

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Rewarding Reproducibility: First Papers in our Galaxy Series utilizing our GigaGalaxy platform

- February 6, 2014

Push the button! GigaScience moves toward more interactive articles Research articles are being published with increasingly large and complicated supporting datasets, together with the software code used in analyses of the data. However, there is a growing number of studies reporting the inability to reproduce previously published findings which may, at least in part, be […]

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Automated function prediction – call for papers for a special series

- July 1, 2013

Editors: Mark Wass (University of Kent, UK), Iddo Friedberg (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Predrag Radivojac (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)To tie in with the upcoming Automated Function Prediction Special Interest Group (AFP-SIG) at the ISMB/ECCB 2013 meeting in Berlin, GigaScience and the organisers are launching a call for submissions to a thematic series of […]

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