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The center of gravity in big data is shifting to Spark

Spark is changing the face of big data for everyone. Matt Asay explains.<p>Remember when Spark was just a speedy replacement for MapReduce? When only …

The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes"

What can we learn from people with the genetics to get sick — who don't? With most inherited diseases, only some family members will develop the …

Few Taxis, Unfriendly Locals: Beijing Voted World’s Second-Worst Travel Destination

As if it wasn’t bad enough that China is home to seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, a new tourism poll this week ranked its capital Beijing the second worst globally for transport and friendliness.<p>A survey of 54,000 travelers by the online travel guide TripAdvisor said Beijing trails …

Game, Set, Match: Google Won the Consumer Cloud Revolution

The Google marketing team knows exactly what they're doing by giving away free cloud space.<p>Game over. Google is now the master of the consumer cloud. The knockout punch was the successful deployment of Google Drive. Barely two years old, Google Drive has revolutionized the consumer and …

Inferring human population size and separation history from multiple genome sequences

The availability of complete human genome sequences from populations across the world has given rise to new population genetic inference methods that …

Genome Magazine

January 2, 2018<p>A recent court case grapples with whether we own our own DNA and the information it contains. The answer has implications for …

The distribution of deleterious genetic variation in human populations

New Results<p>Kirk E Lohmueller<p>doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/005330<p>Abstract<br>• Info/History<br>• Metrics<br>• Preview PDF<p>Abstract<p>Population genetic studies suggest that …

ggplot2 Quick Reference: Themes | Software and Programmer Efficiency Research Group

A plot can be themed by adding a theme. ggplot2 provides two built-in themes:<p>theme_grey() - the default theme, with a grey background<br>• theme_bw() - a …

Coverage Bias and Sensitivity of Variant Calling for Four Whole-genome Sequencing Technologies

Abstract<p>The emergence of high-throughput, next-generation sequencing technologies has dramatically altered the way we assess genomes in population …

DISCOVAR | Assemble genomes, find variants.

When viewing a DISCOVAR <i>de novo</i> assembly with NhoodInfo, from multisample data, one may now flag edges having any specified pattern of presence or …

Enhancing Cognition with Video Games: A Multiple Game Training Study

Abstract<p>Background<p>Previous evidence points to a causal link between playing action video games and enhanced cognition and perception. However, …

The future of genomic medicine is here

Abstract<p>A report on the 6th annual Future of Genomic Medicine conference, held at the Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla, CA, USA, March 7-8, …