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I'm a PhD candidate in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto studying epigenetics and cancer. Math and physics background taking a step into bioinformatics and evolution

publication, Nature letters are the worst 

publication, Nature letters are the worst 

publication, Nature letters are the worst 

publication, Nature letters are the worst 


genome sequencing 

Hi everyone!
I'm an undergraduate student of . I'm interested in , , , , , etc.
I'm looking forward to meeting others and participating in discussions.

Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?

Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?

1. Go to their profile page

2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)

3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."

(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)

#MastoTips #Mastodon

Nearly every single genomics paper requires sequence alignment, and I can't count the number of times I've seen Bowtie or BWA mentioned in the text and no citation is provided.

These are some of the best software tools in bioinformatics available today, and people use them because of their thoroughness, flexibility, and ease of use.

Those things takes years and years to perfect, and that work deserves recognition

You need to reference these things in your papers.

Not only for reproducibility of your work (version numbers are very important), but to give credit to those authors for their hard work

Imagine if you spent years working out tedious details of an important problem in the field, implementing them in an easy-to-use and well-documented way, and someone uses your exact method and doesn't reference your work.

In any other context, that would be some form of academic misconduct

I had a collaborator ask me to write up my analysis for the methods section of a paper, and I explicitly described each step, including software tools, version numbers, and citations for each one.

I found out that the version he submitted to the journal kept the text the same but removed all citations to the tools, despite them being critical to doing the analyses

Hi people!

I am doing a PhD in Physics.

I am here on Mastodoc (I'll let that typo be, given the audience) because it is at the intersection of my top two interests: academia and free software.

"Scientific progress needs changeable, testable, documented software, but focus on such quality is not currently rewarded in academia."

#Carpentries teach this, but #cleancode is a longer road to take.

Hi everyone! I'm about to start a PhD in Linguistics. I previously studied pure and applied math.

Research interests: computational pragmatics, formal semantics, machine learning (primary); phonology, historical linguistics (secondary).

Casual academic interests: philosophy of language, political discourse, (Catholic) sacramental theology.

Personal interests: cats, hiking/camping, music (especially prog rock, jazz, and hip hop).

data, curation 

Pinafore v1.8.0 

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