Birthday Wishes for Bertrand

The Might family has been an incredibly moving proponent of precision medicine, citizen science, and rare disease. Thank you for what you’ve done for Mark2Cure and the fields of health and science. We wish Bertrand and his family health, happiness, and prosperity in the upcoming year. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve carved our blog out from our lab’s main blog...
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Happy Thanksgivings Mark2Curators!

It’s still a little early, but we wanted to wish you well before the rest of your week got hectic with all the Turkey-day goodness. Since the project started, we’re grateful to have had the chance to learn and be inspired by you. For those of you who have taken the time to write to us, we’re awed by how driven, analytical, humorous, creative, and helpful you are–and we...
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Wikiconference North America

Wikipedia is one of the most widely used and freely accessible knowledgebases. As one of the largest, crowdsourced resources, many researchers are engaged in making the Wikimedia platform more useful in scientific research—including researchers from our lab here at The Scripps Research Institute. If you’re interested in how Wikipedia and Wikidata are being used in science, you should check out...
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Awesome! An interesting clue has been uncovered in Mark2Cure

By now, you’ve probably heard about the exciting discoveries coming out of the research funded by the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. We love this example of how the community came together to push science forward, and have another example we’d like to share. This example involves you, and your contributions in Mark2Cure. Let’s start with some background. Earlier this year, the Perlstein lab released...
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One mission down, a new one up in Mark2Cure

Over the last two weeks, our amazing contributors completed the galactosemia/glycosylation mission which was derived from concepts that the Mark2Cure community identified from an even earlier mission. In other words, the galactosemia/glycosylation mission was made possible only because of the contributors to the Oxidative Stress mission. Our newest mission now available expands on the...
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New Relationship Extraction Module launching soon

Since our last blog post, users have completed 210 quests, submitted 1050 annotated abstracts, closed out the last of our autophagy-based missions (doc sets), and brought the first of the GlcNAC missions to near completion. The winners for our bi-weekly contribution prizes this time are schan7, dmatsumoto, and Waterlily2016! Congratulations to our prize winners, and a huge thanks to all our...
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