Posts Tagged ‘x78retwe’

Squirrel Power! – NYTimes.com

September 1, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/opinion/sunday/squirrel-power.html?smid=tw-share

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How to Catch a Liar on the Internet – Megan Garber – The Atlantic

August 30, 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/09/the-way-we-lie-now/309431/

How to Edit a Dictionary – Jen Doll – The Atlantic

August 29, 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/09/when-good-words-go-bad/309426 What to keep and what to cut? You can start by checking the Internet.

Reuters Next — For Henrietta Lacks’ famous cells, new and unique protection

August 9, 2013

http://preview.reuters.com/2013/8/7/for-henrietta-lacks-famous-cells-new-and-unique-1

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/07/us-science-hela-idUSBRE9760YD20130807

QT:"

The decision applies only to researchers funded by NIH, which said it
"encourages" other scientists to abide by the agreement. Because
DNA-sequencing technology is cheap and ubiquitous in genetics labs,
the HeLa genome has been partly sequenced many times, and can easily
be fully sequenced again.

"Sequencing" refers to determining the precise order of the chemical
letters on a person’s genome, which is the full library of his or her
genetic information. Bits and pieces of that sequence spell out, for
instance, whether someone is at risk of diabetes or Alzheimer’s or
other genetic traits, as well as personal traits like the consistency
of ear wax.

These loopholes in the access agreement significantly weaken the NIH
move, said Mark Gerstein, a computational biologist at Yale University
who has raised concerns about threats to genetic privacy. "I doubt NIH
will get blanket agreement from scientists in every country" to follow
its protocol, "so it’s not clear what the agreement will be able to
accomplish."

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Big Data for Customer Satisfaction | SmartData Collective

August 9, 2013

http://smartdatacollective.com/meursault2410/137591/big-data-retailers-tool-keeping-consumers-side-and-happy

The CRAPome: a contaminant repository for affinity purification-mass spectrometry data : Nature Methods : Nature Publishing Group

August 9, 2013

http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v10/n8/full/nmeth.2557.html

Reuters Next — For Henrietta Lacks’ famous cells, new and unique protection

August 9, 2013

http://preview.reuters.com/2013/8/7/for-henrietta-lacks-famous-cells-new-and-unique-1

QT:”

The decision applies only to researchers funded by NIH, which said it “encourages” other scientists to abide by the agreement. Because DNA-sequencing technology is cheap and ubiquitous in genetics labs, the HeLa genome has been partly sequenced many times, and can easily be fully sequenced again.

“Sequencing” refers to determining the precise order of the chemical letters on a person’s genome, which is the full library of his or her genetic information. Bits and pieces of that sequence spell out, for instance, whether someone is at risk of diabetes or Alzheimer’s or other genetic traits, as well as personal traits like the consistency of ear wax.

These loopholes in the access agreement significantly weaken the NIH move, said Mark Gerstein, a computational biologist at Yale University who has raised concerns about threats to genetic privacy. “I doubt NIH will get blanket agreement from scientists in every country” to follow its protocol, “so it’s not clear what the agreement will be able to accomplish.”

NHS patients set for genetic check-up

July 29, 2013

Two foci for Genomics England are cancer and rare, inherited diseases – not neuro, cardio, &c.

https://twitter.com/timjph/status/353047985808084993
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6a1f001e-e48a-11e2-a74d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Y840CSnr

The Hype Over Hospital Rankings – NYTimes.com

July 28, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/sunday-review/the-hype-over-hospital-rankings.html?smid=tw-share

Free online MIT courses are an education revolution – opinion – 15 July 2013 – New Scientist

July 27, 2013

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929250.300-free-online-mit-courses-are-an-education-revolution.html#.UfM9jWSG1A8 EdX head: “If you combine online with in-person, you get the best of both worlds.”