Paul Graham’s Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age is a book that tells a lot about the life of the author himself. According to Graham, nerds do not spend as much time thinking about how to be popular. He calls himself a nerd and tells […]
Computational Bioethics encompasses a variety of practices and rules that protect the identity of the patient, as well as regules any of the activities derived from the use of sensitive information that could potentially affect patients’ lifes.
Biohackers embrace fully the philosophy of hackers: love for freedom, veneration of competence and utter curiosity for how things work. How does one become a biohacker? Usually biohackers cannot tell if they are really one of them until someone else says so. However, it is not enough to […]
The “ISCB-Africa ASBCB Joint Conference on Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases: Pathogens, Hosts and Vectors” will provide a forum for discussion, fostering of new collaborations and the development of this nascent field in Africa, promoting more effective networking and novel research initiatives on the continent. It is expected that there will be an important presence of EMBnet key members and people from African EMBnet nodes. A key result will be to improve regional training as a direct consequence of sharing training techniques and material relevant to hosts, pathogens and diseases. The meeting will also facilitate links between young and emerging scientists from Africa, established leading African scientists and distinguished colleagues from the international community. The conference will be followed by two days of workshops for students and trainers, for which we have received commitment from several leading African, European and American researchers to serve as organizers and presenters.
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Presented at the 7th European Cytogenetics Conference, July 4-7 2009, Stockholm, Sweden Corpas M1, Richards S1, Bevan AP1, Van Vooren S3, Pettett RM1, Firth HV2 ,Carter NP1 1. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK 2. Cambridge University Dept of Medical Genetics, […]
Taken from http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Info/Press/2009/090416.shtml Database provides a key to unlock the causes of illnesses Five years after the inception of the DECIPHER database – researchers have published a report that reveals the developing role of the database in revolutionising both clinical practice and genetic research. The report explores the […]
We believe that we’re on the face of the Earth to make great products. We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products we make. We participate only in markets where we can make […]
The credit crunch has pervaded all spheres of the economy and the biotechnology sector is no exception. That is not to say that all of biotechnology is in crisis. In fact, despite the fact that venture capitalists and investors are not willing to provide the much needed funds […]
Cloud computing is becoming a technology mature enough for its use in genome research experiments. The use of large datasets, its highly demanding algorithms and the need for sudden computational resources, make large-scale sequencing experiments an attractive test-case for cloud computing. So far I have seen cloud computing […]
In this post I narrate some of my experiences and thoughts about Facebook. In an ironic note at times, I tell the reader how from being a passive user I became really involved and share some thoughts about its consequences after having used it a lot.