1. Quickly searching all the microbial genomes, mark 2 - now with archaea, phage, fungi, and protists!

    This is an update to last week's blog post, "Efficiently searching MinHash Sketch collections".

    Last week, Thanksgiving travel and post-turkey somnolescence gave me some time to work more with our combined MinHash/SBT implementation. One of the main things the last post contained was a collection of MinHash signatures of …

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  2. What is open science?

    Gabriella Coleman asked me for a short, general introduction to open science for a class, and I couldn't find anything that fit her needs. So I wrote up my own perspective. Feedback welcome!

    Some background: Science advances because we share ideas and methods

    Scientific progress relies on the sharing of …

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