Gene Wiki Data, BioThings, Mark2Cure, & more! A review of 2017 in the Su Lab

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 move on to bigger and better things. 2017 did not disappoint (well, it was disappointing to lose such talent, but...
read more

The Sammies award and why it matters to Mark2Cure

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 the final four. At this point, many of you may be wondering why we're even talking about Lipman and the...
read more

Information extraction and the missing Mark2Cure module

In our previous post, we asked readers, 'What is your preferred moniker?'. Here is the response: Mark2Curator: 36% Citizen Scientist: 36% Contributor: 18% "Anything BUT volunpeer": 10% Although it may seem a little strange that researchers have been struggling to find an answer to the "What's in a name?" issue for discussing citizen science, this struggle is a deeply representative of some of...
read more

Join Mark2Cure and Dazzle4Rare

From August 13th to August 20th, Mark2Cure will be participating in the #Dazzle4Rare campaign to raise awareness for rare diseases. Did you know? About 10% of the population lives with a rare disease, and roughly 50% of rare diseases don’t have any sort of disease-specific foundation to support or research those diseases. See more interesting statistics about rare disease at Global Genes. If you...
read more

Upcoming #CitSciChat on Biomedical Citizen Science

New Mark2Cure Video added to our youtube playlist! The Citizen Science Conference in May was very productive, and the last of Mark2Cure's recorded talks is now available on our youtube channel. As previously mentioned, Max delivered the project slam for Mark2Cure and was selected as one of the top three to deliver an abbreviated version during the 'Night in the Clouds' event. View the two-minute...
read more

Happy Fathers Day!

A HUGE thanks to all the dads (and EVERYONE) who has been contributing to make a difference for the NGLY1 families. Shipping delays Apologies to international prize and drawing winners who were waiting for their prizes. Most of the international packages that we shipped out in May/June have been returned to us due to customs issues (fortunately, this happened at some point prior to shipping so...
read more