Here's an excerpt from an e-mail to a student whose committee I'm on;
they were asking me about a comment their advisor had made that they
shouldn't put a result in a paper because "It'll confuse the
Sean Eddy wrote an interesting blog post
on how scripting is something every biologist should learn to do.
This spurred a few discussions on Twitter and elsewhere, most of which
devolved into the usual arguments about what, precisely, biologists
should be taught.
I always find these discussions not merely predictable ...
Yesterday I gave my third keynote address ever, at the Australasian
Genomics Technology Association's annual meeting in Melbourne (talk
slides here). On my
personal scale of talks, it was a 7 or 8 out of 10: I gave it a lot of
energy, and I think the main messages ...
A few weeks back, Nick Loman (via Manoj Samanta) brought MEGAHIT to
our attention on Twitter.
MEGAHIT promised "an ultra-fast single-node solution for large
and complex metagenome assembly" and they provided a preprint and some open source software. This is a topic near and dear
to my heart (see Pell ...