Posts Tagged ‘opendata’

U.S. EPA chief proposes that agency regulations rely only on publicly available data

June 16, 2018

EPA chief proposes that agency regulations rely only on publicly
available data https://CEN.ACS.org/policy/regulation/US-EPA-chief-proposes-agency/96/i18 Non-obvious implications of encouraging for #OpenData &
#ReproducibleResearch

How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry

September 2, 2017

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“The university, in a countersuit, accused Shaw of illegally breeding with the pipeline cultivars on behalf of his new company, while still employed by Davis. Entrusted with the “crown jewels,” the university contended, Shaw had attempted to destroy the public breeding program in order to enrich himself and his friends. Steven Knapp is a genomics expert, formerly of Monsanto, who was hired as Davis’s new breeder. When I talked to him by phone not long ago, he was apoplectic at what he perceived to be Shaw’s breach of loyalty.

According to Frances Dillard, Driscoll’s global brand strategist and a veteran of Disney’s consumer-products division, berries are the produce category most associated with happiness. (Kale, in contrast, has a health-control, “me” focus.) On a slide that Dillard prepared, mapping psychographic associations with various fruits, strawberries floated between Freedom and Harmony, in a zone marked Extrovert, above a word cloud that read “Social, pleasure, joy, balance, conviviality, friendship, warmth, soft, natural, sharing.” (Blueberries vibed as status-oriented, demanding, and high-tech.)

Driscoll’s senior vice-president and general counsel compared the company to its neighbors in Silicon Valley. “Growers are sort of like our manufacturing plants,” he said. “We make the inventions, they assemble it, and then we market it, so it’s not that dissimilar from Apple using someone else to do the manufacturing but they’ve made the invention and marketed the end product.” Like Apple, Driscoll’s guards its I.P. jealously.
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How Driscoll’s reinvented #strawberries
http://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2017/08/21/how-driscolls-reinvented-the-strawberry Like Apple, invent & market, don’t manufacture. Now in #opendata v IP fight

Google’s Road Map to Global Domination

July 6, 2017

$GOOG’s Road Map to Global Domination
http://www.NYTimes.com/2013/12/15/magazine/googles-plan-for-global-domination-dont-ask-why-ask-where.html Old article but discussion on #opendata v closed maps still relevant

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“O’Reilly is more skeptical. “An open-hardware play broke the IBM monopoly, an open-software play broke the Microsoft monopoly, and eventually an open-data play will prevail,” O’Reilly admits, but he points out that those earlier cases were not instances of direct competition between rival companies. “It wasn’t a plug-compatible mainframe clone that dethroned IBM; it wasn’t a free operating system like Linux that dethroned Windows.” Rather, he says, “it was this toy, the personal computer, it was the global operating system that we call the Internet.”
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chinese cancer data

July 18, 2014

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3759719/

Annotated somatic variants and interactive variant analysis results are available online atwww.ingenuity.com/acrg2012.

Eighty-eight primary HCC tumors and matched adjacent nontumor liver tissues were analyzed by whole-genome DNA sequencing to identify somatic mutations and HBV integration sites. The vast majority (92%,n = 81) of patients in this cohort were HBV carriers (i.e., HBsAg seropositive) suffering from chronic hepatitis B or cirrhosis. None of the patients were hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive

the data:

http://gigadb.org/dataset/100034

The original paper is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23788652

chinese cancer data

July 17, 2014

the data:

http://gigadb.org/dataset/100034

The original paper is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23788652

Give the Data to the People – NYTimes.com

March 31, 2014

Give the Data to the People. Great piece on the value of #opendata by @hmkyale. YODA may the data force be with you.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/opinion/give-the-data-to-the-people.html