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Mary Mangan
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Independent scientist. Spectacularly combustible.
Independent scientist. Spectacularly combustible.

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Boston showing of Food Evolution, with discussion panel. If you are in the Boston area, this is a great chance for a viewing with an audience and a chance for public discussion of the issues around GMOs and the sources of quality information people rely on.
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In an unusual twist, NCBI asked me to do a video for them. They do a lot of great videos these days, and have a lot of outreach going on. But they wanted me to show how I use the Gene pages to get the most out of them, in my own way. 

So we've done a video that illustrates how to add features to the Gene pages so you can see the variation data and expression data for your genes of interest quickly with their sequence viewer. Check it out. 

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I came across this really nice tool for visualization and analysis at a recent conference workshop. Weave lets you quickly set up different tiles of visualizations of the same data, and they are all connected to each other, so highlighting one shows the same item in other panels. It's really nifty. I think it should be popular with genomics folks. 

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I read about this project in the NYT over the weekend. It's a super-simple low-tech idea to get kids vaccinated on time. I kicked in some cash for their fundraiser. I think evidence-based assessment of this is a very worthy project. 
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Heh. This is not a source I expected to hear about #AshleyMadison  from. He's a researcher who has been immersed in a lot of issues of genomic data privacy. But he has broader interests in digital privacy in general.

So the tips he offers are useful to the AM hack, but might be useful to anyone hacked at any of the other places you have private data. Or to think about before sharing data in the future about your health, for instance.
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I was crazy busy this week with deadlines and prior commitments, but finally getting back to G+. I wanted to bring over this week's tip-of-the-week because it's a really neat new way to look at genes and variations that I think people might be interested in trying out. 

The iobio framework will let people develop slick and speedy tools as "apps", so you may see more of them appear over time as people engage with this. 

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Hmm. I thought team organic had all the answers. Well, maybe burnt spider-mite is part of the charm. 
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