Happy Halloween–have some spare BRAIN…power?

Our doc set on mitochondria and misfolding has reached 80% complete up from 60% complete just two weeks ago. The larger OGD and OST doc sets have also been slowly creeping upwards thanks to you! Whether you are one of the four people who completed over 30 quests in the last two weeks or one of the fifteen who completed at least one quest, THANK YOU! Each quest completed brings us closer to...
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Mark2Cure’s Campaign for NGLY1 officially launches on Thursday, May 21st!

On Tuesday (just three days ago) we invited everyone on the Mark2Cure mailing list to jump in and try the new Mark2Cure campaign. In just one day, the first quest was completed. We’ve had a bit of a rough start with the spam filter blocking the majority of the contact/help requests, but we’ve manage to muddle through. In case you have any doubts as to how valuable your contributions,...
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Open source, open science, citizen science – Join us!

If you follow our lab at all you’ve probably noticed some themes emerging in how we approach bioinformatics and biomedical research. To enumerate a few of those themes, we believe in: Open source: We have benefited from the long tradition of open source software in bioinformatics, and we in turn release code through our lab’s open source repositories. We have a particular emphasis on...
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Mark2Cure profiled in the San Diego Union Tribune

The San Diego Union Tribune did a nice little article on Mark2Cure, which helped us reach a lot of local citizen scientist volunteers. If you missed the article, you can read it here. If you joined Mark2Cure because of the UT San Diego, THANK YOU, and please help spread the word! The article has been tremendously helpful in allowing us to reach new volunteers, but unless our citizen science...
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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...
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