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Jonathan Eisen
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All microbes, all the time.
All microbes, all the time.

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Wakelet of UC Davis "Research Quality and Design Symposium"
Made a mini Wakelet:
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And today in the Twisted Tree of Life Award - the only way to study evolution is to try and make fake reconstructions of past events
See Tweets ... Meh - not a fan of this article "Go Ahead, Prove that Eukaryotic Cells Arose Via Endosymbiosis" https://t.co/P3xjoItYhO 1/n — Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) January 10, 2019 Mind you - the article being discussed sounds nice but the part I d...
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Twisted Tree of Life Award: University of Nebraska Lincoln Press Release on Archaeal Epigenetics
Well this one is really painful.  So painful I am re-starting my "Twisted Tree of Life" Award posts here. See Tweets about it below: A lot of pretty painful evolution babble in this press release about archaea epigenetic: Evolution sans mutation discovered ...
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YAMMMM: Yet Another Mostly Male Microbiome Meeting - Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2019
Uggh. In the middle of a faculty retreat and saw a Tweet about this meeting and could not help looking at their speaker list. And am not impressed.  Too many male speakers.  Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2019 A Meeting to Hear Men (81%) Not Women (...
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Pumpkin Carving as a model for Genome Assembly
So - we have this pumpkin carving contest every year in the UC Davis Genome Center.  And people from my lab have done some excellent pumpkins in the past. See for example some details on their 2014 pumpkin: The @phylogenomics lab pumpkin started out simple:...
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And today in #microbiomania (aka overselling the microbiome) - ridiculous claim from Raphael Kellman's book marketing group
Just got this email below.  It is from a marketing person promoting Raphael Kellman's new book.  And it has an absolutely dangerous, ridiculous claim in it.  They claim that if you have memory loss, or mood problems, these are not in your head at all - this...
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Some Deep Microbial Thoughts T Shirts
Someone asked me about these T-shirts yesterday and I had forgotten about them.  I had to contact Zazzle to figure out how to get back into the account.  And I figured I would post a few links to them here.  You can also see them at Zazzle here:  Tree of Li...
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Today in poop news
Sea cucumber poop is surprisingly important for the ecosystem pic.twitter.com/OL33hlAve6 — National Geographic (@NatGeo) September 7, 2018
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