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Archives for May, 2007

I want my genome sequenced, too! Apparently, it’s become a popular thing to get your genome sequenced. Craig Venter was the first. Jim Watson’s genome (of Project Jim) was ceremonially released this morning (courtesy of 454), and now George Chuch, Larry King, cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Google co-founder Larry Page, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and former…

I never thought that writing a blog would provide such a wonderful chance to learn from the community. In these past few days, I have learned so much from readers about finding and accessing information. Now, I want to share their knowledge with those of you who might not be checking the comments sections of…

It was a quiet day at the Seattle FolkLife Festival. But there were signs that PZ might be lurking about.

The first research assignment for our Alaska NSF Chautauqua course has been posted. Your task is to find a wound-inducible plant gene, learn something about it, and post a description in the comment section. We’ve already had one excellent answer, but I know there are at least 54 wound-inducible genes, so I expect to see…

Is the case for open access truly “open and shut”? Will open access impede science by limiting genetic studies with families? tags: genetics, genetic privacy, bioethics, open access

An introduction to our Alaskan NSF Chautauqua course and a pre-course assignment. I don’t know how well this will work, but I thought it might be interesting this year to experiment with blogging about our course and sharing some of our experiences with the rest of the world. Here’s your chance readers, if you’d like…

My apologies

for our overly enthusiastic comment filter. Thankfully, a reader alerted me to the problem. I’ve gone through the spam bucket and you should see them now. My, answers though, may take a little more time.

tags: plants, bioinformatics, sequence analysis, viruses, fungi How does grass grow in the extremely hot soils of Yellowstone National Park? The quest continues. Read part I, part II, part III, and part IV to see how we got here. And read onward to see where will we go.

tags: PubMed, PubMed Central, medical informatics, bioinformatics, finding scientific articles I meant for this to be a three part series, but in part II, I learned that one more experiment had to be done. I had to know if the articles I found in PubMed Central were the same articles that I found in PubMed.…

Okay, gossip really isn’t my thing and I’m not going to make a habit of it, but I’m really kind of surprised by this. Tech crunch (as I learned from Deepak and Eye on DNA) has a post on 23 and me that is quite bothersome. Apparently, one of the Google founders has invested in…