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Mary Mangan
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More and more stories of curious scenarios, out of personal genomics. Fascinating.
 
Finally, an answer for Paul Joseph​ Fronczak (Jack) thanks to my amazing DNA Detectives team's effort: Carol Isbister Rolnick​, Michelle Milledge Trostler​ and Allison Ramsey Demski​. He now knows his name, DOB and biological family. http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/i-team-mans-identity-revealed-50-year-old-mystery-solved
A Nevada man who has been searching for his true identity finally has some answers.
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Yay! #GMO mosquito paper is out. Little bloodsuckers.
 
A variety of mosquito, engineered to produce offspring that die before maturity, was found to reduce the dengue mosquito population in a city in Brazil by 95 percent, well below the level needed to spread the disease. #Science #Business #Health
An engineered mosquito that dies before maturity reduced dengue mosquitoes in a Brazilian city by 95 percent, below the level needed to spread the disease.
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actually.. they cant.. thats the whole point Tomas
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For those interested, the new Seralini paper (v2) is finally out for real at PLOSONE. There's also a "Reader comment" note from the editors about some of the changes that were made.

#GMO #SSDD  
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Keep your eye on the comments at the PLOSONE site. They have updated the disclosure to include the company you referenced +David Westebbe. And we've now asked for the actual raw data that they were supposed to provide.
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Very interested to see how this comes out.
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The NAR Web Server issue is out, and has some nifty new software tools, also some updates to existing resources. I always enjoy looking for new visualization tools.
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Thanks!
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Wowsa. They turned down a donation from a bigot. They got twice as much on the first day of their fundraiser. #ForEVERYgirl

The girls scouts have been solid on #GMO science too. I am pleased to kick in for this for more than one reason.

Good job, hoomins.
"Girl Scouts is for every girl," said Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
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+Valdis Kletnieks yes, I am aware of that - I'm also aware that the Boy Scouts have had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to this point. The Girl Scouts were way ahead.

Hopefully the ban on gay leaders will also be lifted soon. 
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#GMO for climate change adaptation? You don't say. Edited cattle might be cooler. Srsly. In more ways than one.
How can scientists and breeders find the right gene to make cattle more resilient -- and productive -- in a warming, crowded world?
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I dunno.. the great GMO / GME algal sausage factory that produced food, feed water for industry and agricultural chemicals still sounds like the best thing we can presently aim for.. especially if it uses waste streams from sewage recycled for energy..

Theres enough in the journal literature to suggest that this could b just one of many options now we have the nitty gritty Biotech out of the way ..

Yes I love infuriating the anti people..
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And if you are going to read the new Seralini #GMO #SSDD paper I posted, you should also see this commentary about it.
 
Activist professor Gilles-Éric Séralini is back with a renewed attack on ‪#‎GMOs‬. This time, in a homeopathy-funded study, the outspoken professor who is not a stranger to controversy is flaming that all studies related to GMO safety have been ‪#‎contaminated‬.
Scientists from North American and Europe weigh on on the latest Séralini study, published after a two week delay after which the authors added an
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That would just feed into their perpetual conspiracy theory cycle. There are other ways to illustrate what a piece of...er...work...this is.
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And thus, measles kills someone. In Washington state. A vulnerable member of the community. 

#vaccine #betheherd  
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This was fun. You should try it.

No spoilers. In fact, I'm going to shut off comments so nobody ruins it.
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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Wow, this sounds terrific. I wish them much success with this project. I can't imagine what it's like to have to live without shoes that fit, while walking everywhere and having to do chores and work in tough terrain.
VideoEarlier this year, the documentary, On the Way to School, won accolades on the festival circuit and drew a massive following -- a novelty for a documentary about children going to school. While it may seem like a mundane, everyday task, these were kids trekking across Patagonia, mountains in Morocco, [...]
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Snoopy dancing ensues.
Brown says in signing statement that "the science is clear."
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+David Erdman II first sentence: "Laws that force you to take chemicals". No.

More BS: "The one that proved that vaccinations are already working in California?"

Extreme bullshit: "today was a loss for poor people as well."

Please just stop digging and hide in bunker somewhere.
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I've been fascinated with biology since spending summers at the beach engrossed by the tide pools. This led to degrees in Microbiology, Plant Cell Biology, and eventually a PhD in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Moving to computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics as those fields emerged, I find databases are the new tide pools for me. And new waves keep washing interesting things in.... For some publications, you can see my Google Scholar profile
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I defend science from crankery whenever I can. Science blogging at blog.openhelix.com and personalgenomics.us, as well as participating at many other blogs. Oh: and I'm probably more Neandertal than you are.
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Microbiology and Immunology, 1983 - 1988
  • Mount Holyoke College
    Biology, 1988 - 1990
  • University of Rochester
    Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, 1990 - 1996
  • The Jackson Laboratory
    Bioinformatics, 1996 - 1998
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