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Think my credit union would give me a car loan to pay for one of these?
The power and reliability of proven Illumina sequencing technology in the smallest and most affordable benchtop sequencer to date.
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My guess is that MinION-style sequencers may have a better shot at this, since they require less up-front prep for samples than illumina technology. There's also this: http://www.opiniomics.org/did-you-notice-the-paradigm-shift-in-dna-sequencing-last-week/

But yes, I agree - and it won't be long.
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+Todd Bixby Just one more reason to understand something about computational biology
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This site ties together key bioinformatics tools and databases to assemble gene models, investigate genomes, work with phylogenetic trees and analyze DNA barcodes. Roll over the "stations" on the subway map to find out more about the analysis steps. Analyze your own data or sample data provided.
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My latest post for SciAm!
After the US Conference of Mayors began paying attention to sugary drinks, the American Beverage Association stepped in with some grant money. The Conference no longer pays ;much attention to sugary drinks. ;
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Generating as much oxygen per day as 400,000 square feet of natural woodland, the Urban Algae Canopy combines architecture, biology and digital technology to create a structure that generates energ...
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"The massive intellectual effort it takes to elucidate the human system from atomic to organ scales is analogous to discovering, climbing and mapping the entirety of the Himalayas in detail. In the dark. With constant storms."

... and the peaks are constantly changing height with a pattern we don't understand.
 
In defence of model organisms
I have written about the rise of human
as a first-class model organism , and am an enthusiastic user of this
outbred, large vertebrate, which can walk right into pre-funded phenotyping centres
(hospitals). However, some scientists are (somewhat flippantly) ...
I have written about the rise of human as a first-class model organism, and am an enthusiastic user of this outbred, large vertebrate, which can walk right into pre-funded phenotyping centres (hospitals). However, some scient...
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Microbiology Renaissance cited as reason for new Nature Microbiology journal. After Nature Communications, it looks like they're also a rebirth of closed-access publishing. Too bad :-/.

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The Renaissance was a time marked by renewed appreciation of the achievements that came before and the re-ignited desire to uncover new insights into the order of the natural world, a description that is equally apt for the microbiology field of today.
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Not really sure, but this seems like what +Jeff Jarvis is constantly asking for - it finds and automatically connects to open WiFi access points, but doesn't ask me to agree to the stupid terms of service every time. 

Came automatically installed with my Project Fi phone, but there seem to be people on other services that are using it - not sure if it's available for everyone.
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+Linda Dobson - I like google photos - you can just upload everything and it will automatically organize stuff based on metadata and their image-recognition algorithms. For organizing my own photos I use +SmugMug, just because I can set up direct sync with my lightroom libraries.
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The view from our courtyard, and from the plaza just down the block.
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I'll also get the pics up on g+ eventually
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    Immunology, 2008 - present
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I'm an immunologist and an aspiring microbiologist and bioinformaticist. I know way too much about TLR adaptor proteins.

I teach immunology at Harvard, and infectious diseases at Emerson. I blog about food at Scientific American, and podcast about the immune system at emmunity.org. Oh, and my fiancée is a rock star
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Wonderful local bookstore. Fantastic selection, helpful staff, and excellent recommendations plastered all over the shelves make this place a delight to visit. Every year our family goes to Vermont for vacation, and every year we stop here and spend some money. Sure, the books could be had for cheaper on Amazon, but the atmosphere is well worth a couple extra dollars. Besides that, the attached cafe has a delicious menu of sandwiches and salads that are always tasty. Way better to eat while diving into your newest book.
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reviewed a year ago
Friendly atmosphere, and a good range of features and grades. Somewhat in-between the just-back-from-the-crag grunge of Metrorock (don't get me wrong - I love that feel) and the only-climb-on-plastic hipster vibe of Brooklyn Boulders, Central Rock feels like a place that casual climbers can feel totally at home in, but has plenty to offer the hard-core rock jocks. All of the tracked routes are based on the color of the holds rather than tape, and the grades feel about standard for New England, though they stick with +/- grades even past 5.9 (no letter grades). I haven't gone often enough to have a sense for how often they change the routes, but the routes are fun and a good mix of thought-provoking and strength-challenging. I also haven't done any bouldering or leading, but they've got plenty of dedicated space for both. I have a yearly membership at Metrorock, but I'll still pay for Central Rock every now and again for the variety and change of pace, and it's well worth it. If you live nearby or don't have a strong allegiance to MR, you could do far worse.
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Great atmosphere, good food, very friendly service, quite pricey (though worth it). Alden & Harlow serves tapas-style, which is to say individual items are small and meant to be shared, not that the cuisine is necessarily Spanish. It's worth noting when you look at the prices on the menu that you will likely be ordering more than 1 of those dishes per person, so don't be fooled by the fact that each dish is only $10-15. You'll likely be ordering 2-3 dishes per person. We ordered basically everything that was vegetarian - there's not a huge selection, but almost everything was delicious so it ended up being more than enough. There are a couple menu items that have meat, but can be made without. The only complaint was the heirloom egg dish, which was a bit heavy on the garlic salt. Aside from that (I think we ordered a total of 6 items), every dish was unique, delectable and beautifully presented. They have a decent selection of draft beers, list of bottles. The one cocktail we ordered (The Copperfield) was delicious - the mixture really brought out the flavor of the gin, but without the boozy taste (even though it was clear from its effects that it was quite stiff). I can't comment on the wine selection. The wait staff was wonderful. The guy taking point was very friendly and responsive, and very thorough in pointing out which dishes were not vegetarian when we asked (some had unfamiliar names of fish). Different people brought out the different dishes and described them in detail (including knowing what was modified), and our water glasses were always kept topped off. Dessert was very unique: crème fraîche with strawberries and fresh rhubarb (very interesting combination of flavors). They also have a nice list of brewed tea served in individual pots. All in all, a great experience, though quite pricey. Definitely will become a go-to for special occasions.
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Pretty standard indian cuisine for a reasonable (a bit towards the high-end) price, Diva really stands out in their preparation of tandoori-style dishes. There's a big glass window into a part of the kitchen where the tandoori ovens are, and you can watch things being prepared, but this is a bit disconcerting when you have the table right in front of it - you can't watch anything else. The lights are kept pretty dim at night, so be sure to bring your glasses or have a spot-light app on your phone if you have trouble reading in the dark.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Whenever my fiancée and I have something to celebrate, and want something fancy, we go to the Fireplace. Wonderful menu (that changes regularly), mostly sourced locally, including great beer and wine list, and a nice, cozy atmosphere. They also have a decent selection of vegetarian options (important since my fiancée is vegetarian). Getting a cheese platter is a must - a great selection of local cheeses from MA, VT and NH of all different sorts (from blue to cheddar). Food is consistently fantastic, the only reason it gets 4 stars is because the service is a bit uneven. Some servers are fantastic, friendly, and always on top of getting what you need. Others are surly and can't be bothered. But the food is always worth taking a crap-shoot on the service.
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