This seems very promising: two consecutive workshops on biological Wikis in Naples. If you have a life-science related wiki, plan on doing one, or just want to learn about how collaborative authoring can help your work, this would be a great place to do so. Thanks to Paolo Romano for the information. Joint NETTAB 2010 […]
A few science apps for the Android mobile phone operating system. Some of these I have, some I don’t , and some I really would like to check out. Feel free to add more that you know of in the comment section. Better yet, make a wish… Science Literature: AgileMedSearch: Searching through pubmed databases. Pretty […]
Would you have your genome sequenced for free? Conditions: you must license it for all use; a liberal CC-no attribution-like license which allows for commercial use as well. Also, your genome will be made public with many personal data such as age, height, sex, weight, ethnicity, personal status (we want to find the “money making […]
A nice take on the vi / emacs wars Also, real programmers browse the web using the vimperator.
CLARIFICATION: the events described here have not happened. Yet. We are a few years into the future. Whole human genomes can be sequenced relatively cheaply and accurately. Direct to Consumer Genomics companies offer true genomic analyses now, not just marker analyses. They BLAST* your sequence against known genotype & disease databases, looking for known genotypic […]
(Full disclosure before I start: I am an academic editor in PLoS ONE. I have no financial stake in PLoS, and as far as I know, they have none in me. They’d better not, if they know what’s good for them). PLoS have come up with yet another cool mechanism for scientific communication: PLoS Currents. […]