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tRFs and the Argonautes: gene silencing from antiquity

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In Greek mythology, the Argonauts are a band of heroes who accompany Jason on his quest to find the Golden Fleece, a garment whose… Read more »

Keeping up with the Jobses: the role of technology in reproducible research

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AllBio's workshop on 'reproducibility in research' saw a metaphorical bottle smashed against the bow of The Genome… Read more »

Weaving a web of knowledge about silk and venom

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To create new materials that mimic the strength and flexibility of black widow spider silk and drugs based on its potent venom, we… Read more »

Nobel prizes, peer review, Open Access and bioinformatics: four awesome things

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Nobel prizes can sometimes set me a-wondering what the point in journals is. One of the most well-known Nobel-winning papers, that… Read more »

Reflections on the DNA60IFX bioinformatics challenge

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To commemorate 60 years of the double helix, Genome Biology ran a special 'DNA60IFX' bioinformatics challenge, inspired… Read more »

The Genome Biology special DNA60 Bioinformatics Challenge is nearly upon us: starts Monday!

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Stand by for an important update on Genome Biology's highly anticipated, ultra-tricky, ultra-cool, *supreme* DNA60… Read more »

A special bioinformatics challenge for DNA Day – open to all

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That's one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind – a quote infamous for two reasons: the first words uttered… Read more »