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The search will go boustrophedon. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyli...
Blogpost: "Towards Computing A Genetic Risk of Obesity Score" http://datta-analysis.blogspot.com/2014...
Fwd: Liveblogged Samuel Aparicio, UBC: Clonal evolution and cancer medicine https://plus.google.com/1046417... #evocancer (via http://friendfeed.com/ruchira...)
Liveblogged Samuel Aparicio, UBC: Clonal evolution and cancer medicine https://plus.google.com/1046417... #evocancer
Berkeley winter genomics symposium - Ruchira S. Datta
Intriguing: "Properly speaking, individuals don't have goals; roles have goals. Consistency of motivations across roles should in no way be presumed for complicated persons."
How do you separate out roles from the individual? I don't think that's possible. - Todd Hoff
I think people do often compartmentalize their roles. Ultimately it may not be possible--stuff will eventually leak across compartments. However in the short run it is a strategy for thought, speech, and action that can be handy in many situations. - Ruchira S. Datta
Sign up for the American Cancer Society's CPS3 Cancer Prevention Study, if you are age 30-65 and have never had cancer. http://cancer.org/cps3
Will liveblog 2nd Int'l Evolution and Cancer Conference on G+ at https://plus.google.com/communi... #evocancer
Liveblogging Big Data in Biomedicine #bigdatamed http://bigdata.stanford.edu again today at https://plus.google.com/1046417...
At Stanford's Li Ka Shing Center for Big Data in Biomedicine http://bigdata.stanford.edu Power & wifi willing, will liveblog here: https://plus.google.com/1046417...
Writer of New York Times article accused of falsification http://www.dailytech.com/Checkma...
Happy 2013 to everyone! May your year shine with joy, good fortune, fulfillment, good health, good work, and good times. May your journey to your best and highest self be garnished with laughter and wonder.
Happy New Year! - Afonso Xavier
Halloween 2012: Dr. Ruchira Datta, Specialist in Surgery
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My surgical kit contains: Blade - Highest quality by X-Acto. For opening the patient up. Duct Tape - For surgical repairs. WD-40 - For clearing up adhesions, gastrointestinal obstructions, and whatnot. Pliers - For performing extraction. Binder Clip - For clamping, e.g., bleeders. Drinking Straw - For suction. Stapler - For closing the patient up. Pencil - For planning out my operative course. Eraser - Staedtler Mars Plastic erases everything completely! For fixing mistakes. Calculator - If the patient is bleeding out 20ml/min, how long do I have before she bleeds to death? Dice - Random number generator. When making decisions, I need to game out possible scenarios. With my calculator, pencil, and dice, I have everything I need to run Monte Carlo simulations! A writing surface, you ask? Did you know an adult human has 16 square feet of skin? In case the pencil lead doesn't adhere, you may notice my blade has a nice pen-like form factor. - Ruchira S. Datta
You need to market that kit! :) - Anne Bouey
Anne, a fine idea for a sideline! - Ruchira S. Datta
Hahaha! - Anne Bouey
East Coast friends, may you and yours stay safe, warm, and dry!
"Cui bono", "Follow the money", and "Follow the status" - http://ruchiradatta.blogspot.com/2012...
"...the human body turns out to be a vast, highly mutable ecosystem--each of us seems more like a farm than like an individual assembled from a rulebook of genetic instructions. Medicine becomes a matter of cultivation, as if our bacterial cells were crops in a field." http://www.newyorker.com/reporti...
http://www.forbes.com/sites... "Pigs Fly As Open Science Comes To Big Pharma"
"[Glaxo-Smith-Kline] is making its trial database available to researchers in an attempt to steer the use toward scientific purposes. It is not merely providing summary data, but is sharing patient-level data, which will support a broader array of research and is a higher level of transparency...this step alone is remarkable...I think we will look back on today as a watershed moment." Hope this pans out. - Ruchira S. Datta
Happy Sri Krishna Janmashtami! http://api.ning.com/files...
The synaptic web technology behind Bottlenose sounds super-cool. Bottlenose computes the interest graph of social media, in real time, through distributed computing on its client's browsers. http://www.novaspivack.com/uncateg...
""Under the hood we built a new engine for computing on streams, called the StreamOS, and we wrote it completely in javascript and HTML5. The StreamOS does a lot of things, like real-time natural language processing and semantic classification, topic detection, analytics, sentiment analysis, trend detection, personalization, visualization, profiling, computation, storage, networking, messaging, and much more… ... But what’s most interesting about the StreamOS is that, after years of optimization, we have gotten the StreamOS engine down to the size of a photo. And it runs in a distributed fashion, in your browser, when you are at Bottlenose." - Ruchira S. Datta
At UCSF: What Now? Health Reform in Aftermath of the Supreme Court Decision room overflowing! Will try to liveblog: https://plus.google.com/1046417...
Liveblogged ASM Live livestream When Good Bugs Go Bad: Microbiome Dynamics and Disease #asm2012 on Google+: https://plus.google.com/1046417...
‎'What we can know is neither objective nor subjective, but (to coin a word) “conjective.” It is what we know together in our talk, such as our talk about our happiness. Con-jective: together thrown. No science can be about the purely objective or the purely subjective, which are both unattainable.' --Deirdre McCloskey
Great word. See also _The Metaphysical Club_ http://amzn.to/MYCc9K - Ruchira S. Datta
Would CA Prop 29 need 50% + 1 vote to win, or would it need 2/3?
I don't know, but I voted for it! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Me too! - Ruchira S. Datta
The state of California needs a reboot. - Ruchira S. Datta
Severe campaign finance reform would take care of most of it. Props are a good idea. PACs, SuperPACs, etc. aren't. - Spidra Webster
50% + 1. - Walt Crawford
Eliminating the super majority requirement in state government would go a long way towards making the state governable again - Piaw Na
Thanks Walt. - Ruchira S. Datta
My Personal Thank You To Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo... To all of my friends who have worked, are working, and will continue to work to build Facebook: My mother hesitated for a long time before joining Facebook. When she did, though, several months ago,... - http://ruchiradatta.blogspot.com/2012...
My personal thank you to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo... To all of my friends who have worked, are working, and will continue to work to build Facebook: My mother hesitated for a long time before joining Facebook. When she did, though, several months ago,...
While liveblogging the IHMC 2012 scientific conference on Google+, Thomas Sharpton and I quickly discovered that comments on a post do not update in realtime there like they do on FriendFeed. Kudos to the FriendFeed engineering team for the solid and groundbreaking innovations they made!
This particular feature is useful during collaborative liveblogging so we can see each other's comments and reduce redundancy while composing our own. - Ruchira S. Datta
On the plus side for Google+, conference liveblogging bangs on the commenting system really hard, and I've seen nary a glitch so far. - Ruchira S. Datta
We'll be covering the International Human Microbiome Congress 2012 live from Paris on Google+ https://plus.google.com/1046417... #IHMC2012
Please sign this petition opposing the Research Works Act, which would reverse progress toward making scientific information which the public paid for, available to the public. http://wh.gov/K25
A few special interests, namely certain commercial publishers, have spearheaded this act by making claims about open access publishing that fly in the face of reality, e.g., the success of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and the fact that the peer review process is alive and well in math and physics despite the extensive use of the arXiv.org preprint server ahead of publication. - Ruchira S. Datta
See more about the Research Works Act here: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - Ruchira S. Datta
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