Posts Tagged ‘fromemail’

Genome-wide analysis of polymerase III-transcribed Alu elements suggests cell-type-specific enhancer function.

August 18, 2019

NYTimes: N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.

August 18, 2019


August 18, 2019

Desperately seeking scientists | Nature Index

August 12, 2019

Reunion coverage + Useful suggestion for ORCID that can be done with a secondary email

Mark Gerstein, the Albert Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, lists over 200 members on his lab’s alumni page, about half of whom were PhD students and postdocs. Recently, he invited many of them to a lab reunion. But first, he had to find them.
“It’s a nontrivial thing keeping track of peoples’ emails,” he says. The lab maintains a database of past members, but he’s now established a LinkedIn group, which has been particularly useful, he says. Former lab members who are on the social network can associate themselves with the lab, thus providing a mechanism for staying in touch. If nothing else, Gerstein notes, he likes to be able to contact lab expats in case there’s ever a question about an old project – for instance, to clarify a protocol or locate a file.

A third solution would be for a third-party ‘scientific directory’ service such as ORCID to add a mechanism for contacting authors, such as a button or form to send a message.
Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID, says, “At the current time, ORCID does not have these features on our roadmap.”
In the meantime, it is possible to make the email addresses in an ORCID profile public; go to Account Settings > Email and Notification Preferences, and change “who can see this” from “only me” to “everyone”.
Of course, even were the organization to add a messaging feature, overtaxed researchers may not read them.
“People get so much email,” Gerstein says. “I suspect people would ignore the messages.”

Quantifying the impact of public omics data.

August 11, 2019

similar idea to quantifying the value of the data

NYTimes: Walmart Shooting in El Paso Renews Attention on Crime Frequency at Its Stores

August 11, 2019

Photopea and Polarr- browser based editors

August 6, 2019

The browser-based photoshop editor…is

(It’s more like a lite version of photoshop with all the functionality an amateur might ever use. Accepts photoshop, GIMP, etc. file formats in addition to other standard file formats.)

For a web-based Lightroom alternative –

Low-level password protection

August 4, 2019

You set up two pages (e.g., page.html and protectpage.html). page.html has the javascript code snippet within the tags. protectpage.html has the protected information. If someone enters the correct password — ‘letmein’ in the example — the protected page opens in a new browser window.

Of course, the password is identifiable by viewing page source. Also, a webcrawling bot will probably index or scrape protectpage.html at some point.

Anything more sophisticated is challenging.

Single Cell Resource for Mouse

August 2, 2019


Tabula Muris is a compendium of single cell transcriptome data from the model organism Mus musculus, containing nearly 100,000 cells from 20 organs and tissues. The data allow for direct and controlled comparison of gene expression in cell types shared between tissues, such as immune cells from distinct anatomical locations. They also allow for a comparison of two distinct technical approaches: “}}

Rolex Milgauss – The Scientist’s Watch

July 30, 2019

Should properly be called Kilgauss – rather than Milgauss – since its resistant to 1000 Gauss fields.

Mark: This is the watch I wear, the Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue.
it’s the Rolex tool watch designed for scientists (high anti-magnetism).[object 2]&ef_id=XT0SpwAABIhvwkyH:20190728031239:s