Category Archives: Bioinformatics

Why Should Publishers Organize Science?

We do need to rethink project and data management, communication networks, and so on. But I’ll be damned if I let a publisher be involved from the outset.
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Publishing | 3 Comments

Sequencing Technology Adoption and the Power of Informatic ‘Lock In’

Data output legacy effects matter.
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Genomics | 3 Comments

Genome Annotation: There’s Too Much Crap in GenBank

Polluted databases slow down genomics.
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Genomics | 17 Comments

What Is a Bioinformaticist?

What do you think?
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Posted in Bioinformatics | 9 Comments

The Double Standard of Genomic Data Release and the Role of Incentives

Should any data, not just genomic data, be held hostage by the grant award process?
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Funding, Genomics | 1 Comment

The Future of Sequencing at NHGRI Report: The Human Microbiome

Some good suggestions for NHGRI’s role in microbiome research.
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Funding, Genomics, Meetings, Microbiome, NIH | 2 Comments

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance: Finland and Why We Need a National Healthcare System

If the Finns can track antibiotic use for the entire country, why can’t we?
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Posted in Antibiotics, Bioinformatics, Healthcare, Public Health | 5 Comments

Eigenfactor and Carl Bergstrom Feature in Seed

Carl Bergstrom, the driving force behind the Eigenfactor metric for measuring publication use, is written up in Seed magazine.
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The Problem with Publication-Driven Science

There is a serious problem when breakthroughs are delayed in being tested in the ultimate crucible of science–which is not journal peer review–but use by and utility to other scientists.
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Publishing | 12 Comments

Healthmap.org: It Will Make You More Paranoid Than the Weather Channel

After watching the Weather Channel for a while, you actually start to worry about that cold front moving through some other part of the country. Well, I’ve got an even better way to drive yourself nuts about scary things that won’t affect you.
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Posted in Bioinformatics, Internet, Microbiology, We're Really Fucked | 3 Comments