Hopefully, you’ll all forgive us for the delay in announcing the results of #CitSciMedBlitz. Our partners at EyesOnAlz, Cochrane crowd, and ourselves were a little tired after the blitz and we gave ourselves a short break. Since the blitz, the EyesOnAlz team has generated the #CitSciMedBlitz digital badge for participants
The results for Mark2Cure’s arm of the CitSciBlitz are now available! Kien Pong Yap took the top spot in this challenge (see ranking at bottom of post).
What’s exciting is that several of these names were also in the top 10 for the StallCatchers challenge so it’ll be a tough
It’s finally February which means it’s time to prepare for Rare Disease Day 2018 and CitSciMedBlitz! This year’s theme for Rare Disease Day continues off of last year’s theme–research. According to RareDiseaseDay.org, patients are not only subjects but also proactive actors in research–and we couldn’t agree more! Mark2Cure would
Rather than summarize the 2017 progress on in each project in separate, project-specific posts, I'm putting it all in once post this year for one important reason--recruitment! As with any academic research group, we expect to see a number of our talented team members...
MyGene.info API supports both “/gene” and “/query” endpoints. On its /query endpoint, an optional species parameter allows users to pass one or multiple species (as common species names or taxonomy ids) to filter down the query results.
Previously, the default species were set to “human,mouse,rat”. This meant
In BioGPS, there are a number of Intermine-based model organism plugins (and to a lesser extent model organism data sets) which allow users to explore gene expression in organisms typically studied in biomedical research. Model organisms such as mice, rats, flies,...
On Wikidata’s fifth birthday, we (the Gene Wiki team) offer our hearty congratulations!! It is amazing what has been achieved in such a short timespan. Wikidata has basically given us - and the larger research community - the gift of not having to maintain a core...
Don’t want to look through our blog posts to find previous information about data updates on MyVariant.info? Now you don’t have to! Metadata about our data updates is now being logged on in our docs at http://docs.myvariant.info/en/latest/doc/release_changes.html. Hence, from here
In case you haven’t heard, David Lipman and the GenBank team are in the running for the People’s Choice Award of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (#Sammies2017). Although Lipman and the GenBank team weren’t featured in Medium.com or other news sources, they still made it to