NoB DBP Idea contest ends today

Prize is $500. Get your entries in before it’s too late. More details here:...
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You can lead a researcher to cash, but you can’t make them apply

One would think that a $500 prize would be sufficient to motivate a cash-strapped researcher, or a starving scientist-in-training student to put together an entry for the Network of Biothings Driving Biological Projects contest. Heck, since the contest is open to anyone with an imagination, one would think that someone somewhere would be interested in submitting an entry–especially since NO...
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If you could easily search through and analyze all biomedical research, what would you do?

That’s the crux of the DBP contest for the Network of BioThings, which is closing within a mere two weeks on June 30, 2014. The $500 prize has yet to be claimed. What is the goal of the Network of BioThings? The Network of BioThings aims to structure the biological knowledge found in biomedical research articles by comprehensively annotating BioThings (genes, proteins, mutations, diseases,...
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Contest Deadline Extended

The DBP contest for the Network of BioThings has been extended to June 30, 2014. The $500 prize has yet to be claimed. What is the goal of the Network of BioThings? The Network of BioThings aims to structure the biological knowledge found in biomedical research articles by comprehensively annotating BioThings (genes, proteins, mutations, diseases, drugs, etc.) in a timely fashion (one week after...
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NoB Hackathon idea: building network of variant annotations

The 1st Network of BioThings Hackathon is just around the corner. To respond to Andrew’s call for ideas, here I throw an idea out for everyone. With the recent boom of next-gen sequencing technology, data of genomic variants are increasingly accessible to researchers. However the annotation of these variants data still remains a big challenge, particularly to understand their functional...
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Contest for NoB uses cases ($500 prize!)

Several people in the Network of BioThings (NoB) community recently attended our first in-person meetup (the meeting summary for those who couldn’t attend is forthcoming). And one thing that became particularly clear is the importance of having good “Driving Biological Projects” (DBP). The NoB is meant to address a grand challenge in biology. But we need to ensure that we...
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