GigaBlog provides updates on the progress of our "big-data" journal and database and provide news on the many current issues surrounding the handling and use of large-scale data and high-throughput biology. The blog will also highlight interesting datasets deposited in our database and new types of large-data from different, potentially unexpected, biological fields.
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Sam Minot from Signature Science, LLC and Andy Kilianski from the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are part of a team that has been trialling a new palm-sized DNA sequencer to test whether it can characterize viruses and bacteria. Their findings, published in GigaScience, suggest the device could have potential for disease diagnosis in the field. The post A firsthand perspective of trialling mobile DNA sequencing appeared first on GigaBlog.
On March 19th and 20th, the Center for Open Science hosted a small meeting in Charlottesville, VA, convened by COS and co-organized by Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab) and Titus Brown (UC Davis). People working across the open science ecosystem attended, including publishers, infrastructure non-profits, public policy experts, community builders, and academics. The post ‘Open Source, Open Science’ meeting report – March 2015 appeared first on GigaBlog.
Peng Jiang and Hui Guo from the University of Georgia provide a guest post covering their crowdfunding efforts to sequence the first cactus genome. The post Guest Posting: Help Crowdfund the “Community Cactus” appeared first on GigaBlog.
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