Posts Tagged ‘gg’

Tea if by sea, cha if by land

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for
tea https://QZ.com/1176962/map-how-the-word-tea-spread-over-land-and-sea-to-conquer-the-world Both words originated from China; differences stem from whether they were globalized via Dutch sea trade or overland route HT
@gamzeandgursoy

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“Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before
“globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.”
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portable ultrasound / wearable?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

It’s a pocket-size ultrasound machine that connects to iphone. I wonder what happens with the data

https://newatlas.com/butterfly-iq-smartphone-ultrasound/51962/

text mining and privacy

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Don’t quote me: reverse identification of research participants in social media studies

John W. Ayers,
Theodore L. Caputi,
Camille Nebeker &
Mark Dredze

npj Digital Medicine
volume 1, Article number: 30 (2018)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41746-018-0036-2

GA4GH’s paper on data sharing

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Perspective | OPEN | Published: 23 July 2018

Responsible sharing of biomedical data and biospecimens via the “Automatable Discovery and Access Matrix” (ADA-M)

J. Patrick Woolley,
Emily Kirby,
Josh Leslie,
Francis Jeanson,
Moran N. Cabili,
Gregory Rushton,
James G. Hazard,
Vagelis Ladas,
Colin D. Veal,
Spencer J. Gibson,
Anne-Marie Tassé,
Stephanie O. M. Dyke,
Clara Gaff,
Adrian Thorogood,
Bartha Maria Knoppers,
John Wilbanks &
Anthony J. Brookes

npj Genomic Medicinevolume 3, Article number: 17 (2018) | Download Citation

new paper in Nature Genomic Medicine:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41525-018-0057-4

scientists on twitter: preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

http://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/full/10.1139/facets-2018-0002#.WzmasWXTsqo.twitter

Leonardo Da Vinci’s DNA

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

original announcement here:
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/tca-ldv050316.php Rumors that they will make his DNA public very soon.

DNA by numbers

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2015/10/dna-numbers)
work related to DNA leakage in daily life

mammalian tissue expression database

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

curated tissue expression database for mammalians: human, mouse, rat, pig

web: https://tissues.jensenlab.org/
paper: https://academic.oup.com/database/article/doi/10.1093/database/bay003/4851151 a relevant figure:
https://academic.oup.com/view-large/figure/112879298/bay003f2.tif

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

Monday, December 18th, 2017

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love
https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/12/09/style/dna-tattoos.html Putting some DNA into tattoo ink via @Everence_Life. But what of putting tattoos into non-functional DNA with CRISPR? Maybe next? HT @gamzeandgursoy

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Four years, a handful of dedicated colleagues and nearly a dozen patents later, Mr. Duffy has brought the idea to life with Everence, a product he and his partners hope will deepen bonds — in the most literal and physical way — between family, friends and loved ones. It is about as biologically intimate as one can get. Everence is a powdery substance synthesized from a sample of DNA, something as simple as a few thousand cells from a swab of a person’s inner cheek, or from cremated ashes. A small vial of Everence can be brought to a tattoo artist and added to any type of inks.
The result: A tattoo imbued with the DNA of another human being — or, if you prefer, a dog, cat or other furry friend.
In so doing, Mr. Duffy and Endeavor Life Sciences, his company, join the ranks of a winding list of biohackers, artists and technologists dabbling in the world of biogenic tattoo artistry. Many have mixed ash, hair or other material with inks to include organics in tattooing for years.
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google released variant calling with deep learning

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

$GOOG Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Seq. https://Research.GoogleBlog.com/2017/12/deepvariant-highly-accurate-genomes.html + https://www.Wired.com/story/google-is-giving-away-ai-that-can-build-your-genome-sequence GATK creators now doing a tensor-flow version. Release sounded a bit like IBM unveiling Deep Blue decades ago: “Today, we announce…DeepVariant, a #DeepLearning tech…"

Steven Salzberg’s response to deep variant:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/12/11/no-googles-new-ai-cant-build-your-genome-sequence/#5953db7b5774

QT:{{"On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine learning technique that now dominates AI—to identify all the mutations that an individual inherits from their parents.1 Modeled loosely on the networks of neurons in the human brain, these massive mathematical models have learned how to do things like identify faces posted to your Facebook news feed, transcribe your inane requests to Siri, and even fight internet trolls. And now, engineers at Google Brain and Verily (Alphabet’s life sciences spin-off) have taught one to take raw sequencing data and line up the billions of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs that make you you.”
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Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence
https://www.wired.com/story/google-is-giving-away-ai-that-can-build-your-genome-sequence/