The Mark2Cure beta experiment is 28% complete!

Our beta experiment is now 28% complete thanks to all of you. If you haven’t joined the beta experiment, please join now! We could really use your help to finish this experiment. If you’re hesitant because you don’t have a science background, take the leap. You really don’t need a science background to help. You just need to 1. be willing to learn, and 2. want to help. If...
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The Network of BioThings

I offer an idea, and a proposal… What: We want to structure biological knowledge by annotating BioThings (genes, proteins, mutations, diseases, and drugs) in biomedical research articles. We want to comprehensively annotate the mentions of these BioThings in research articles, and also want to describe the nature of the relationships between these entities. Finally, we want to do it in...
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Creating a Centralized Model Organism Database (CMOD)

Model organism databases are great. They span a spectrum of model organisms as diverse as mouse, rat, fly, worm, zebrafish, yeast, and E. coli. And they fulfill key roles for their respective communities, from warehousing key genomic data, to providing query and visualization tools, to performing biocuration. The NIH (and other funding agencies) pay good money to fund these community resources,...
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The Centralized Model Organism Database

This guest post was written by Adriel Carolino, a summer intern who has been spearheading this project to create a Centralized Model Organism Database (CMOD). The recent explosion of metagenomic sequencing has resulted in an immense expanse of microbial genetic information.  Current metagenomic analyses typically revolve around a taxonomic survey — describing what microbial species are...
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Community Intelligence session at ISMB 2012

Looking for something to do in Long Beach, California on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 17, 2012 ?  Stop by the special session on Community Intelligence in Bioinformatics at this year's conference on Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB)!We have four distinguished speakers lined up:Alex Bateman will discuss the use of Wikipedia in RFAM, PFAM and the rest of science.Alex Pico will...
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