Genome expansion via lineage splitting and genome reduction in the cicada endosymbiont Hodgkinia

February 13, 2017

Genome expansion via lineage splitting…in the cicada endosymbiont Hodgkinia http://www.PNAS.org/content/112/33/10192.abstract Host lifecycle partially enables split


Cancer Studies Are Fatally Flawed. Meet the Young Billionaire Who’s Exposing the Truth About Bad Science | WIRED

February 13, 2017

Meet the Young Billionaire Who’s Exposing the Truth About Bad Science https://www.wired.com/2017/01/john-arnold-waging-war-on-bad-science Funder of studies on #ReproducibleResearch


Long Before Making Enigmatic Earthworks, People Reshaped Brazil’s Rain Forest – The New York Times

February 12, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/science/amazon-earthworks-geoglyphs-brazil.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0


Peter Mansfield, M.R.I. Pioneer and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 83 – The New York Times

February 12, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/science/peter-mansfield-dead-nobel-prize-magnetic-resonance-imaging.html?smid=tw-share


Software or softwear? | 1843

February 11, 2017

https://www.1843magazine.com/style/software-or-softwear


Accessing Google Takeout MBOX Files in Thunderbird | Division of Information Technology

February 11, 2017

importexporttools-3.2.4.1-sm+tb.xpi

https://it.stonybrook.edu/help/kb/reading-mbox-files-from-google-takeout-take-your-email-messages-with-you


Killing Animals at the Zoo

February 11, 2017

Killing Animals at the Zoo – via public dissection
http://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2017/01/16/killing-animals-at-the-zoo Disneyfication of the wild v cruelty to favorite cuddlies

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“In response to the death of Marius, Rufus Gifford, the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, wrote on Facebook, “I find the situation to be disturbing and the video hard to watch.” Danes responded by referring to the U.S. death penalty, and to a proposal, then in the news, to cull two thousand swans in New York. A few months later, Gifford was interviewed in a Danish magazine; without referring directly to the case, he sought to rehabilitate the word “Disneyfied.” He defined it as American optimism: “It means that we always believe in a ‘happy ending,’ that we can get married to the prince, become a millionaire, and save the world.” (Through a spokesman, Gifford said that the State Department would not allow him to comment further.) Holst told me that he wasn’t sure if Gifford’s comments about Marius were”
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paper on geuvadis rna-seq variant calling

February 11, 2017

Calling genotypes from public RNA-sequencing data enables
identification of genetic variants that affect gene-expression levels

Patrick Deelen†,
Daria V Zhernakova†,
Mark de Haan,
Marijke van der Sijde,
Marc Jan Bonder,
Juha Karjalainen,
K Joeri van der Velde,
Kristin M Abbott,
Jingyuan Fu,
Cisca Wijmenga,
Richard J Sinke,
Morris A Swertz† and
Lude Franke†

Genotypes from…#RNAseq…enables identification of…variants, related to ASE & eQTLs
https://GenomeMedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13073-015-0152-4 Validation w/ #Geuvadis


See how old Amazon’s AI thinks you are – The Verge

February 11, 2017

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/10/14582192/amazon-ai-rekognition-age-guess-software


Bass to make way for study space

February 11, 2017

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/02/07/bass-to-make-way-for-study-space/