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Strains of SARS-CoV-2
RNAseq Tutorial - New and Updated In the previous post , we covered the basics of genetic analysis. The tools discussed there will go a long way to help you…
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The Best NES Games Under $15 - RetroGaming with Racketboy
The Best NES Games Under $15 Even though emulation has made playing NES games ubiquitous, there are many of us that want to build a collection of original…
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yesterday
Real Information: A Public Good | In the Pipeline
I think I’m going to be dividing the blog posts into two categories for the time being: coronavirus-related ones and completely nonrelated ones. It’s the…
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3 days ago
What the Coronavirus Proteins Are Targeting | In the Pipeline
I wanted to mention this paper , which is one of the more comprehensive ones on the idea of repurposing existing drugs against the coronavirus. It’s a large…
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3 days ago
The Latest Coronavirus Clinical Trials | In the Pipeline
Time to catch up with the latest clinical news in the field. The big story this morning is apparently some real data out of a controlled trial of chloroquine…
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3 days ago
Fogging the Air | In the Pipeline
I wrote a post a while back on what I saw as “decontamination theater”: the shots (originally from China) of people fogging buildings and outdoor scenes with…
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3 days ago
Using the Time | In the Pipeline
I’ve come to accept that the site is going to be pretty much all-corona-all-the-time during this crisis. I’ll try to do the occasional post on something else,…
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3 days ago
Is Wuhan Coronavirus a Bioweapon?
RNAseq Tutorial - New and Updated Over the last few weeks, I received many questions related to genetics of the new coronavirus. Some of them are about…
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3 days ago
Coronavirus: Some Clinical Trial Data | In the Pipeline
We’re starting to see some clinical trial data on possible Covid-19 therapies, specifically some of the ones mentioned in this earlier post on small-molecule…
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3 days ago
Judge Starling — A #SocialDistancing Story from 1918
Sneezes… by B. Kovner Do you remember, kids, the papers blaring about how the Spanish Influenza epidemic would have ended long ago had we, the people, stopped…
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3 days ago
Every Instant Pot Owner Should Be Cooking With Dried Beans - Eater
Earlier this year, on a lazy Sunday afternoon during the chilly, cloudy season that passes for winter in Los Angeles, I sat on a friend’s apartment floor and…
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3 days ago
Small Things Considered: @NAChristakis on COVID-19 and Immunity
A thread on Twitter We came across a long thread on Twitter these days that outlines realistic perspectives for a way through and out of the pandemic. The…
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3 days ago
What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus - The New York Times
Credit... Photo illustration by Delcan & Co. Our world became one of isolation, round-the-clock care, panic and uncertainty — even as society carried on around…
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5 days ago
Who Would Have Thought an iPad Cursor Could Be So Much Fun?
I first saw the iPad's new cursor—a little circle, a shapeshifting blob. Because for decades, cursors have been as cursors are. The prototype to the computer…
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5 days ago
God be with you till we meet again
On September 29th, 1918, months before the end of World War I , a freshly assigned physician at Camp Devens military base in Massachusetts wrote the following…
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6 days ago
“Sisterhood is Blooming” poster
An icon of 1970s feminism from a collective of DIY graphic artists proves you don’t need impeccable letterforms for effective poster design. Contributed by Nick…
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6 days ago
Printed Pandemic: Plague Books — I Love Typography
March 19, 2020 John Boardley The Black Death of the fourteenth century, a disease named after the symptomatic boils and darkened skin caused by internal…
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6 days ago
Daniel Quintana
Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Dan Quintana, an Australian research scientist living in Norway. The goal of my research is to better understand the role…
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6 days ago
★ The 2020 iPad Pros
The new 2020 iPad Pros are, in most ways, minor spec bump updates to the 2018 iPad Pros. The camera system is better, there’s a new LIDAR sensor that greatly…
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6 days ago
Covid 19 Tracking
Get Your Epidemiology from Epidemiologists The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. I’m strongly committed to what should be the uncontroversial view that we…
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6 days ago
The Late Kenny Rogers Was a Fantastic Photographer
Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers passed away this past weekend at the age of 81. And while the music industry is mourning one of its brightest stars, fans…
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6 days ago
We Need A Massive Surveillance Program
03.23. 2020 I am a privacy activist who has been riding a variety of high horses about the dangers of permanent, ubiquitous data collection since 2012. But…
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6 days ago
Chloroquine, Past and Present
Now that chloroquine is in the news everywhere, I thought it might be interesting to have a closer look at the compound. The first part of this post will be…
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10 days ago
Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful
emarys / Getty One of the few mercies during this crisis is that, by their nature, individual coronaviruses are easily destroyed. Each virus particle consists…
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10 days ago
Byron Dyce II
Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Byron Dyce II, a gym owner ( Bluprint Fitness ) and strength & conditioning coach by trade. We help busy professionals…
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11 days ago
Ubi De Feo
Who are you, and what do you do? My name is Ubaldo , but ever since I moved outside of Italy I switched to "Ubi", so people know me as "Ubi De Feo". I am one of…
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11 days ago
Matt Willis
Who are you, and what do you do? Matt Willis - I run yelldesign , a short-form content studio (internet videos) that was created as result of various…
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11 days ago
TikTok Told Moderators: Suppress Posts by the “Ugly” and Poor
The makers of TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app with hundreds of millions of users around the world, instructed moderators to suppress posts created by…
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13 days ago
Turning old mini-routers into useful remote cameras
" BENJAMIN BLUNDELL'S WEBSITE ---------------------------- ABOUT RSS MASTODON EMAIL Turning old mini-routers into useful remote cameras 18-02-2020 I've had a…
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13 days ago
Angiotensin and the Coronavirus
There’s quite a bit of confusion around the ACE proteins and coronavirus infection, and I can see why. The names in this area are pretty confusing, for one…
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13 days ago
Keep digging
I’m reviewing transcripts from interviews we did with customers last year and came across a nice example of interview technique. The hardest thing about…
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13 days ago
plainlanguage.gov | Mary Dash’s Writing Tips
Mary Dash, Chief of the Congressional Correspondence and Quality Review Branch of the Internal Revenue Service, wrote these excellent writing tips. Active and…
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14 days ago
The Curious Case of CureVac
The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag has reported that the Trump administration has been making overtures to the German vaccine company Curevac. Here’s the part…
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14 days ago
We Interrupt This Experiment
Today I made the decision to close the lab and temporarily suspend our experiments, including the LTEE, in light of the expanding SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. I started…
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16 days ago
My Coronavirus Comment For the Day
Randall Munroe nails our current situation:
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16 days ago
Critique: Dirty, dirty flies
Today’s contribution comes from Gowri Rajaratnam and was presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting back in January. Click to…
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16 days ago
More Asemic Writing
More Asemic Writing I've worked on asemic writing several times . Most recently I described a system based on Béziercurves , which mimics some kind of cursive.…
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16 days ago
New Proteins In New Ways
Well, biology is marching on, even outside the virology that’s on all of our minds. Have a look at this paper , which is looking at the very small proteins I…
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19 days ago
How (some) good corporate engineering blogs are written
How (some) good corporate engineering blogs are written I've been comparing notes with people who run corporate engineering blogs and one thing that I think is…
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19 days ago
Conference feedback – MABRA workshop “Adaptive immune repertoires and beyond”
Slightly belated, these are our thoughts on the MABRA workshop at the University of Surrey, which five OPIGlegts attended in January 2020. General thoughts The…
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19 days ago
Robust networks to study omics data
One of the challenges that biology-related sciences are facing is the exponential increase of data. Nowadays, thanks to all the sequencing techniques which are…
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19 days ago
Coronavirus
A zoonosis is an infectious disease that has jumped from a non-human animal to humans. A painting by David S. Goodsell showing coronavirus in pink and purple.…
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19 days ago
Considering Containers? – Go for Singularity
Docker is an excellent containerisation system ideally suited to production servers. It allows you to do one small thing but do it well. For example, breaking a…
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19 days ago
Isaac Newton in Jerusalem
The stated mission of the National Library of Israel is “collecting the cultural treasures of the Land of Israel and the Jewish People.” The library holds more…
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19 days ago
The ultimate Open Access timeline
Physicists, 1991: Hey, look, there is this cool online thing where you can publish papers for nearly free and everyone can read them (arxiv). Libraries : Yay,…
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19 days ago
Roxane Gay on Her Always Dependable KitchenAid Stand Mixer
I am trying to master baking croissants. I am failing spectacularly. No matter what I do, the croissants come out too thick and chewy. The butter leaks while I…
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19 days ago
15 Pantry Recipes for Emergency Preparedness
15 Pantry Recipes for Emergency Preparedness Home » Extra Bytes » Recipe Roundups » 15 Pantry Recipes for Emergency Preparedness I’ve had an increase in…
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19 days ago
Time Scales, Viral and Human
I can tell that the current events are getting a bit overwhelming by the difficulty of writing about other topics here! I’m not specifically on a coronavirus…
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20 days ago
Lightning-fast Python code
Scientific code is never fast enough. We need the results of that simulation before that pressing deadline, or that meeting with our advisor. Computational…
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20 days ago
Tips for the Depressed
The phenomenology of depression is endlessly varied. Some of these tips may be useful to many readers; some to a few; some to none at all. If any of them helps…
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20 days ago
ARM-ed Mac: Not Again Or For Real This Time?
Jean-Louis Gassée Mar 8 · 5 min read by Jean-Louis Gassée Once again, we look at what needs to happen for the Mac to shed its old x86 processors and make the…
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20 days ago
To develop a coronavirus vaccine, synthetic biologists try to outdo nature
By 2 @sxbegle 3 March 9, 2020 Scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design are using software to model and create new vaccines,…
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21 days ago
Covid-19 Biologic Therapies Reviewed
Friday I looked over the small-molecule landscape in this post, which has been updated and will continue to be as more news comes along. Today let’s look at the…
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21 days ago
More Words of Wisdom
I assume all of my readers are familiar with the concept of “going viral”. Right? I also asume most of you are paying attention to the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.…
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21 days ago
From Farting to Fornication: Early print censorship — I Love Typography
March 8, 2020 John Boardley During the first half-century of printing in Europe ( c. 1450–1500), there were few restrictions on the printing trade, either on…
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22 days ago
Why Didn't the 1919 Flu Leave A Bigger Cultural Imprint?
The still growing COVID-19 pandemic has reminded me of a question I've batted in my head a few times. In 1918 and 1919 a global influenza pandemic killed on the…
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22 days ago
Annie Minoff
Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Annie Minoff , and I make podcasts! Technically, I'm a producer, which can mean a lot of things in the audio world. For me,…
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23 days ago
I have seen things
Yesterday Twitter spoke and told me that I am an old man, with overwhelming decisiveness. If this has been with any more votes, I would be declared part of the…
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23 days ago
Not being an asshole will make you more money
All too often in the course of building my business, I bump into the existence of countless assholes. From dealing with aggressive and manipulative salesmen to…
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23 days ago
Words of the Day – “von … aus”
Hello everyone, and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, it’s actually two words because we’ll take a look at the meaning of the combination von……
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23 days ago
What ‘Coronavirus Supplies’ Should You Have at Home?
Public health officials and other experts the world over are urging people to be careful and smart amid the global coronavirus outbreak. For most people in most…
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23 days ago
How we acquired HEY.com
Back on June 9, 2018, I cold emailed help@hey.com: Hey there – Curious… Would you entertain an offer to sell hey.com? I'd like to use it for something I'm…
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23 days ago
There’s an Entire Industry Dedicated to Making Foods Crispy, and It Is WILD
Two beach chairs sit side by side in front of the glittering blue ocean. The sun is shining. And in between those chairs, nestled in the warm sand, is a perky…
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23 days ago
Covid-19 Small Molecule Therapies Reviewed
Let’s take inventory on the therapies that are being developed for the coronavirus epidemic. Here is a very thorough list of at Biocentury , and I should note…
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24 days ago
First look at coronavirus solutions
Today was the final day for Puzzle 1805b: Coronavirus Spike Protein Binder Design ! If you didn't get a chance to participate, or if you have more ideas to try,…
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24 days ago
piña colada
In the first world of first world-liest problems , a problem I would love to be having this very week when I’m shivering again (despite many suggestions of…
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24 days ago
Greens + veggies + other stuff = deliciousness
Greens + veggies + other stuff = deliciousness February 25, 2020 12:40 PM Subscribe I'm hungry for salad recipes that seem outrageously easy. I have fallen in…
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24 days ago
The Disposables
We sent disposable cameras to 25 women across the U.S. Here’s what they captured. By Lena Felton Multiplatform editor for The Lily Email Bio Follow With…
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25 days ago
A New Bacteria-Killing Combination
I know that antiviral news is all the thing these days (post coming on that tomorrow), but there’s some encouraging antibacterial news as well, which we could…
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25 days ago
Sequence analysis of SARS-CoV-2 - Dave Tang's blog
The article “ A new coronavirus associated with human respiratory disease in China ” released the full genome sequence (29,903 nt) of Severe acute respiratory…
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25 days ago
Stardew Valley
Sometimes, all you need for a direction is to take what you love and find ways to make it better. That sentence by itself grossly simplifies the four years Eric…
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25 days ago
Get Real
Since this is going to be a post about the coronavirus, let’s start off with this PSA: wash your hands. These viruses have a lipid envelope that is crucial to…
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26 days ago
Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate Change
Illustration: Illustration by Paul Sahre “We think democracy is better,” said the jet-fuel salesperson. “But is it? In terms of outcomes?” In a conference room…
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26 days ago
Thoughts on iOS Python
Previous post If you search for “python” on the iOS App Store, you’ll get a lot of hits, but if you filter out the teaching apps, the IDEs, the documentation…
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26 days ago
Katherine Cox-Buday
Who are you, and what do you do? Hi there, internet! I'm Katherine Cox-Buday , and I'm a writer, computer scientist, and mother. I'm currently working at…
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27 days ago
The growth of command line options, 1979-Present
The growth of command line options My hobby : opening up McIlroy’s UNIX philosophy on one monitor while reading manpages on the other. The first of McIlroy's…
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27 days ago
Mac Pro review: power, if you can use it
R eviewing Reviewing the new Mac Pro has been an interesting challenge. It’s very much the product that professional Mac users have been asking Apple to make…
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27 days ago
The Iowa Caucuses
12.04.2019 Joe Biden Tom Steyer Elizabeth Warren Andrew Yang Pete Buttigieg Bernie Sanders In the last days of January, I paid a visit to Iowa to observe the…
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28 days ago
PDB101: Molecule of the Month: Voltage-gated Sodium Channels
PDB-101 Current Feature By Category By Date By Title About Molecule of the Month Image Download Browse Paper Models Flyers, Posters & Other Resources Videos…
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28 days ago
Vitamin C and Immuno-oncology
Linus Pauling was a fearsomely great scientist who is remembered by the general public for his advocacy of megadoses of Vitamin C, a favorite topic of his later…
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28 days ago
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