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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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 challenges remain. Foremost is the incentive problem: Why should a researcher take the time to organize their data for […]
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 to look to new ways of supporting the important work they do. One potential development to redress the balance is for scientists to cut out the middleman, […]
The 2014 International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) was hosted in Australia’s most livable city and event, sport, culture and food capital – that is Melbourne, with GigaScience being proud to be one of the media partners. Stem cell biology was a major theme on the first day, and kicked off to a strong start with Huck Hui Ng (Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore) giving a great overview of stem cell systems biology. Ng explained how his lab has set […]
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