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Khader Shameer
Post-Doctoral fellow (translational bioinformatics / computational genomics)
Post-Doctoral fellow (translational bioinformatics / computational genomics)

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YAYS - Had not seen before. The eLife website is live !! #openaccess

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Rise and Demise of Bioinformatics? Promise and Progress:

Another important article that discuss on an immediate need for a potential rethinking on redefining priorities of bioinformatics. While I cannot completely agree with "demise" aspects of the article due to several reasons including different answers discussed in BioStars [1-2] and related articles [3-4] I liked the epilogue, especially this part...

"The merging of computation into the fabric of biosciences and biomedicine by 2020, while acquiring a key, critical position amongst other technologies in the toolkit, will possibly necessitate a redefinition of computational biology as a distinct discipline in the not-so-distant future."


[1] Question 1: Is BioInformatics on decline? Only in the web, or also within Institutions?

[2] Question 2: Future directions in Bioinformatics

[3] Epic post by Lincoln Stein in 2003 (

[4] Lincoln Stein's comment in the genomics era (2008) (

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12 Remarkable Quotes About Writing

1. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain

2. “If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.” ~ William Zinsser

3. “Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’ ” ~ Jef Mallett

4. “Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.” ~ David Sedaris

5. “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” ~ Red Smith

6. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~ E.L. Doctorow

7. “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” ~ James Michener

8. “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

9. “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” ~ Isaac Asimov

10. “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ~ Stephen King

11. “Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies.” ~ Terri Guillemets

12. “Write drunk, edit sober.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


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Susheela Raman Feat. Cheb mami - Nagumomo:

Studio version (Susheela Raman Feat. Cheb mami - Nagumomo), Live version (humming) 1 (Susheela Raman Feat. Cheb Mami - Nagumomo [Live]), Live at Grand Rex 2004 (Cheb Mami & Susheela Raman - Nagumomo)

2 amazing world music artists. A classical keerthana in telugu and poetic rendering of arabic poetry. Fascinating percussion, tabla and drums in the background. An exceptional, rare piece of music - pure musical bliss.
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