Category Archives: Genomics

Human genome has gone from What, to Where and When

Today’s Nature has published our article that describes a comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes are active across the major cells and tissues of the human body. The findings describe the complex networks that govern gene activity – detailing each promotor … Continue reading

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Reform is overdue: No longer working for a journal that puts profit over access to research

I resigned today from the board of Genomics, where I have been an associate editor for the last few years. My resignation and my reasons for it are blogged at the UK Guardian. It is not easy to do this publicly … Continue reading

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H5N1 surveillance: Shift expertise to where it matters

Jeremy Farrar is someone who “gets it”. He works at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.  He writes in today’s Nature on the need to have expertise at the site of infection. Together with other ‘out there in … Continue reading

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No access to food means you die quickly. No access to science means you die more slowly.

Teleporting Duplicator makes food freely available “The farmers were sad because they wanted everyone to have food. But what could they do? Letting all their food be freely replicated without the aid of a top distributor was professional suicide” The … Continue reading

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Cloud Biocumputing just for you

Brad Chapman in my group here published his blog – ‘blue collar bioinformatics’ where he describes the progress being made in online accessible cloud instances (private to you) of analytical environments for bioinformatics. Look for BioCloud Central where users, having established an Amazon account, can fill … Continue reading

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Personal genomes and social networking – my spit is your date

According to Richard Resnick in his TED talk we will match genomes online to find compatible (cousins) – but what if we will find matches to likely partners? Entirely likely now that the cost of genome sequencing is trending towards “absolute … Continue reading

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Getting Data Shared – the next step and the real work begins

A commentary (linked here) in today’s Nature Genetics by a group in which I am part covers something I care a lot about. Sharing data effectively. Although its mostly social engineering, we describe how we have built a standards based approach, … Continue reading

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