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BioRXiv has launched! It's the preprint server for biologists, just like physicists have used at arXiv for years. 
News story by Nature attached. Come check it out at biorxiv.org.
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Thanks to the sources who helped with my piece for Biocompare, on genotyping small number of SNPs in large samples!
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Thanks to Marnie Gelbart and everyone who came to the 2013 GETEd meeting, our conference report is now out in the journal Personalized Medicine: "Conference Scene: Accelerating public awareness in the age of personal genetics." http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/pme.13.58. It's got tons of resources for genetics education and communication!
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+Double X Science got a makeover today, so check it out and feel free to sign up for email updates! Thanks to the NASW for their grant, and to +Emily Willingham for overseeing it all. 
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You know this already, I am guessing, but you have about 23 hours from now to submit your ASHG2013 meeting abstract.
Deadline is 8pm Eastern time on Tuesday June 4.
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Have a listen! And subscribe on iTunes!
 
What Women Know, AP Issues Guidelines, and I Am Mental Illness on +Double X Science weekly podcast with me and +Chris Gunter 
What Women Know, AP Issues Guidelines, and I Am Mental Illness. Download file | Duration: 15:11 | Size: 46.69k. Welcome to Double X Science for March 29, 2013. This week's hosts are Adrienne Roehrich,...
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A few excellent posts on +Double X Science this week:

-- a profile of my friend Nazneen Rahman, cancer genetics doc and jazz singer: http://www.doublexscience.org/nazneenrahman/

--more thoughts on girls and science, and how to respect each: http://www.doublexscience.org/giving-girls-and-science-their-due/

--and if you haven't been following our "I Am Mental Illness" series, you should be, with another one out this week: http://www.doublexscience.org/i-am-mental-illness-a-quarter-century-chronicle/
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Two great recent posts from writers on +Double X Science :

Will we ever have a malaria vaccine? Good update on recent papers and advances: http://www.doublexscience.org/will-ever-effective-malaria-vaccine/

Of CRISPR/Cas and basic research:  Jeff Perkel explains the new system for making genomic changes, and extols the unexpected discovery which can come from basic research. http://www.doublexscience.org/crisprcas-basic-research/ 
Pregnant women and their unborn children are particularly vulnerable to placental malaria, a distinct form that has especially harmful outcomes.
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For first time since 9/11, F-16 pilot talks about plan to ram the fourth plane before it could hit DC. Amazing.
A pilot reflects on one of the lesser-told tales of Sept. 11: how the first counterpunch the U.S. military prepared to throw at the attackers was effectively a suicide mission.
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Thanks again to @NortheasternCOS for inviting me to be their guest for the twitter #sciencechat  today, and to everyone who asked questions and allowed me to pontificate in <140chars. Here's the storify.
Chris Gunter, aka @girlscientist, was the #sciencechat guest on June 5, 2013. #sciencechat is a half hour conversation every Wednesday at noon (Boston).
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Some good stories on +Double X Science this week:
--My friend +Steven Salzberg writing on a recent Dr. Oz program with scaremongering about mercury fillings, and why the science presented was not valid:
http://www.doublexscience.org/dr-oz-is-worried-about-your-teeth-should-you-worry-too/
--+Jeffrey Perkel on the science behind recurrent UTIs and very mobile bacteria:
http://www.doublexscience.org/of-utis-and-bacterial-fitness/
--+Matthew Francis with a fun column on Einstein and whether or not he ever actually wrote E=mc2.
http://www.doublexscience.org/did-einstein-write-his-most-famous-equation-does-it-matter/
Guest contributor Steven Salzberg: There’s no evidence that mercury in silver fillings causes any health problems. the Dr. Oz whos notwithstanding.
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This week's roundup of DoubleXScience posts, in case you missed them:

The latest brave post in our "I Am Mental Illness" series looks at suicidal thoughts: http://www.doublexscience.org/im-suicidal-not-just-at-the-moment-mind-you/

+Tara Haelle examines passing gas whilst flying -- not that any of you would do it, but your friends might want to have a read:  http://www.doublexscience.org/farting-while-flying-let-her-rip/

+Emily Willingham reports on some recent, terrifying examples at the intersection of postpartum depression and fear of autism: http://www.doublexscience.org/autism-is-not-the-monster/

And +Jeffrey Perkel brings us the history lesson written in dental plaque found on skulls from 34 human skulls of different time periods. Don't read right before dinner: http://www.doublexscience.org/a-history-lesson-written-in-dental-plaque/
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  • Girlscientist Consulting
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • University of Alabama Birmingham
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2013
  • University of Alabama Huntsville
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Adjunct Professor, 2007 - 2013
  • HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
    Director of Research Affairs, 2008 - 2012
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    Senior Editor, 2002 - 2008
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Geneticist, recovering Nature editor, buddhist, and single mom in Atlanta, GA, US. 
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