Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bananas and Slugs – the long tail of science

Here on Nature Network, several bloggers have lamented the difficulty in keeping up with the literature in their field. BananaSLUG adds even more of a challenge! By throwing a random word into your Google search string, BananaSlug will return hits … Continue reading

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meme scheme

1. What is your blog about? Bioinformatics, theoretical systems biology, synthetic biology, and my experiences being a graduate student in a multidisciplinary field. It’s my chance to see something, think “hey, that’s neat” and then write about it. 2. What … Continue reading

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Nature Networking

Whilst in Boston, in between sightseeing excursions… …I took the opportunity to sneak into a real, live, Nature Office, to catch up with Anna whom I met at SciBlog08, and Corrie (who was there too!). We would like to say … Continue reading

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iGEM 2008

Boston-dwelling NN blogger: “So what’s it like then?” Me: “Well, put it this way, I don’t think I’ve ever see 800 such enthusiastic science undergraduates in one place…” BDNNB: “That sounds horrible!” – Not horrible, but electric, exhilerating and exciting, … Continue reading

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Rapid Response Blogging

I spotted a flyer on campus just now from these people It seems that oxbridge essays have branched out into a number of areas where they can make money help students with their studies. Oxbridge Essays have been chastised for … Continue reading

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What’s up, down, fast, robust and tunable?

When I applied for a blog here on Nature Network, I promised M@ that I would use my space to flag up research that caught my eye. Last week I spotted the title of a Letter in Nature that warranted … Continue reading

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The USB key to your future?

An article in the Guardian Weekend magazine last Saturday documented American novelist Richard Powers’ experience of having his own genome sequenced and his genes examined. This is not the first journalistic piece to explore the implications of genetic analysis prompted … Continue reading

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