The Cure at Salk Cancer Day Symposium

Karthik G. and I will be presenting a poster tomorrow at the Salk Institute's Cancer Day Symposium.  We will be presenting data from a year with the scientific discovery game The Cure.  You can read more about those results on the arXiv.If you are coming, please stop by for a chat!  We would especially love the chance to discuss the new, collaborative decision tree-building...
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The Cure at Salk Cancer Day Symposium

Karthik G. and I will be presenting a poster tomorrow at the Salk Institute's Cancer Day Symposium.  We will be presenting data from a year with the scientific discovery game The Cure.  You can read more about those results on the arXiv.If you are coming, please stop by for a chat!  We would especially love the chance to discuss the new, collaborative decision tree-building...
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Microtask crowdsourcing and biocuration

Thanks to the hard work of my coauthors @x0xMaximus and @andrewsu , I was able to nab the award for the best presentation at The Seventh International Biocuration Conference from the International Society of Biocuration.   The slides for the presentation and the poster are available from slideshare. Yay team!I think the presentation garnered the interest it did because many...
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Microtask crowdsourcing and biocuration

Thanks to the hard work of my coauthors @x0xMaximus and @andrewsu , I was able to nab the award for the best presentation at The Seventh International Biocuration Conference from the International Society of Biocuration.   The slides for the presentation and the poster are available from slideshare. Yay team!I think the presentation garnered the interest it did because many...
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The Network of BioThings is happening!

Late last year, we proposed here a kitchen-sink approach to generating a Network of BioThings, and I’m very pleased to say that things are moving along very nicely. We started out the discussion in a private Google Group among our own lab’s friends and collaborators, just to have a smidge of control over the direction of the discussion. Given the enthusiasm and relevant expertise, we...
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Gene-disease annotation with Mobianga

Over the summer, an enterprising high school student named Nishant Mandapaty approached our research group about doing a project with us.  He found us through the "Crowdsourcing Biology" group that we created for the Google Summer of Code program.  To make a long story short, he has been doing good work for us ever since, quickly learning what he needs to on his own. His primary...
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