Tag Archives: genomics

It’s a (Selective) Sweep for the Good Genes!

This Evolution 101 post is by MSU grad student Douglas Kirkpatrick In baseball, ice hockey, and basketball, when a team wins all of the games in a playoff series, they are said to have swept the other team out of the … Continue reading

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Pseudogenes

This Evolution 101 post is by MSU grad student Tyler Derr I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that our DNA is the “blueprint” of who we are. Well, our genes are the sequences in our DNA that actually encode instructions for … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Summer School

This post is by UT Austin graduate student Rayna Harris The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to host the 3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Summer School May 23–26, 2016. The 2016 … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Omics beyond model organisms, part II

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Gaurav Moghe. Almost two and half years ago, when I was a graduate student, I wrote a blog post in this very series titled “Omics beyond model organisms”, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: EDAMAME!

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Ashley Shade. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our Explorations in Data Analysis for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) workshop last year, which was partially supported … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Bases vs Bytes- Bioinformaticians to the Rescue

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin Research Scientist Dhivya Arasappan. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field in which computer algorithms and statistical methods are applied to answer biological questions. It is a … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Providing computational methods for biological research

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin research scientist Dennis Wylie. I’ve always been intrigued by the combination of seemingly incongruous things. As a child I loved stories about strange chimerical creatures … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Tools for mapping rare mutations

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin postdoc Daniel Deatherage. My doctoral work focused on epigenetic changes in ovarian cancer in the lab of Dr. Tim Huang at The Ohio State University. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Same behavior, same genes?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin research associate Rebecca Young.  From an early age I spent my time outside – chasing lizards, riding horses, and begging to go to a zoo. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Seeing double? Genome duplication and the teleost fish retina

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Joshua Sukeena. The sense of vision is mediated by a specialized projection of the central nervous system located in the back of the eye, the … Continue reading

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