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Here's Why Serious People Care About Lil Bub’s Genome

Posted on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Lil Bub is the internet’s favorite feline. With her perpetually kitten-like features, short legs, and snubbed nose, she’s irresistible. Even to science.

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Tags: personalized medicine, genome, cat genome

A Few More Thoughts on Big Data

Posted on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

On Tuesday, Will FitzHugh blogged his thoughts about the big data conference that he attended last week, and in the post, he noted that "[a]s data sets grow, deriving useful knowledge from them becomes harder. This might seem counterintuitive, since scientific research often involves adding more data to be able to draw conclusions confidently."

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Tags: Big Data, DNA sequencing, genome

DNA Day 2012 is Here: Some Thoughts

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

April is a good month to step back and think a little bit about one of my favorite subjects: DNA. April 20th is National DNA Day. Organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix. I would like to share a few of my thoughts on this incredible and still mysterious molecule.

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Tags: genomic data, DNA, DNA Day, genome, Human Genome Project, National Human Genome Research Institute, NHGRI

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