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  1. A call for open lab and reusable lab protocols

    About a year ago, I came across a really interesting Science paper entitled "Rapid and inefficient isolation of single cells from soil". In it, the authors -- from a well-known lab at UC Davis -- described how they used low-percentage agarose gels to extract thousands of individual cells from a soil sample ...

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  2. The Parable of the Mad Photocopier

    (I came across this fragmentary blog post that I wrote sometime in December. It's a fine example of a failed allegory. To what, I'll let you determine for yourself. Anyway, in case anyone wants to know what dreck doesn't make it out of my computer onto the ...

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  3. CSE 891, Computational Science for Evolutionary Biologists

    Course page at: http://ged.msu.edu/courses/2010-fall-cse-891/:

    This course will introduce biologists to computational thinking, practical computational techniques, and research topics in computational evolution. The course will consist of three intensive hands-on 5-week modules: computational competence in UNIX; data mining and hypothesis generation using the Avida digital life ...
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