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ECCB 2012: Bioinformatics with a Swiss Flavour

- September 12, 2012

In the midst of a busy few weeks of European meetings, GigaScience is currently in Basel, where ECCB 2012 (the European Conference of Computational Biology) has just ended. Usually overshadowed by its bigger sibling: the ISMB (particularly when both meetings are in Europe and co-hosted), this was the first time that I had attended the […]

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1, 2, 3, 4 Get with the Wiki!

- July 25, 2012

Type any scientific term into any search engine and its pretty much guaranteed that a Wikipedia article will be the first hit. Many in the scientific community have been sceptical that a free website maintained by untrained volunteers should dominate the global provision of knowledge, but a growing number of researchers are deciding that it […]

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The State of the Curation Nation

- April 3, 2012

Biocuration nation

Of the of the many issues needing addressing in this era of the so-called “data deluge” (apologies genomics bingo), on top of the well documented difficulties in computing power, bandwidth and storage keeping pace with data production, less attention has been paid on the efforts required to present and package this biological information to users. […]

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