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No Twitter at ASCB

An anonymous source has informed me that the ASCB has banned “replication of data” by visitors, but has presented Twitter as the poster child of conference data leaks. No word on whether ASCB attendees will be subjected to memory scans … Continue reading

06. December 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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An open letter to the medical community.

I’ve been following the DTC genomics and personalized medicine discussions for years now. I’ve learned that there are diverse and well-reasoned arguments by capable spokepeople proposing many possible futures for the doctor-patient relationship. Discussions during this weekend’s BIL:PIL conference and … Continue reading

03. November 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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I’m officially looking for another job.

Where I came from Over a year ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I packed up all my worldly belongings and moved to San Diego to begin working full-time for a small biotech startup. This … Continue reading

07. September 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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The effect (on one person) of pulling tweets into friendfeed.

Does adding tweets to friendfeed affect twitter followers? With the announcement of Facebook’s acquisition of Friendfeed, I decided to start pulling my tweets into friendfeed. The results were interesting.

02. September 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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Protected: Fate and Stemgent SDBN Video

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27. August 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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Online Engagement of Scientists with the literature: anonymity vs. ResearcherID

A discussion broke out recently on Friendfeed about online commentary on scientific articles. The discussions were interesting because, for the first time in recent memory, there was disagreement about something fundamental. I view this as an extremely positive sign that … Continue reading

24. May 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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Science Blogging Benefits Everyone

My colleague David Crotty has a rant at Bench Marks wherein he suggests that Nature’s blogging advocacy is just a shallow attempt to get more content for Nature Blogs, and that scientists blogging is just a fad that can’t replace … Continue reading

25. March 2009 by Mr. Gunn
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