Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Solving the Bioinformatics Singularity with Containers

Solving the Bioinformatics Singularity with Containers: ​​​​​The technological Singularity is the moment beyond which "technological progress will become incomprehensibly rapid and complicated [1].” Hmmm.  That sounds like bioinformatics. Read more at Digital World Biology.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Getting Started with Infrared Photography

Getting Started with Infrared Photography: Infrared (IR) photography creates pictures in a whole new light. When I first experimented with infrared in the late 70's early 80's it was with black and white infrared film using a dark red Wratten 89b IR filter. It was okay, but not great. Digital cameras change that by opening the experience to easy experimentation to explore color and black and white.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Socializing Social Media

Socializing Social Media From communicating with friends and colleagues, to promoting business, to influencing elections, social media’s impact can be significant ... read more at Digital World Biology

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Displaying peptides on MHC proteins is hard work

Displaying peptides on MHC proteins is hard work 

Lately I’ve been thinking about immunology, and not just because it is flu season, it is because Digital World Biology (DWB) is collaborating with Shoreline Community College to design a five-week bioinformatics course that will be component of their one year immuno-biotechnology certificate (1)...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bio Databases 2018: How do they taste?

Bio Databases 2018: How do they taste?

It’s a new year and new edition of Nucleic Acids Research’s (NAR’s) Annual Database issue(link is external). It’s the 25th year for the NAR database series, the eighth for FinchTalk, and the first at the new home for Discovering Biology in a Digital World. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Synthetic Biology: Lowering environmental impact

Synthetic Biology: Lowering environmental impact

One of the themes of the recent @synbiobeta #sbbsf17 annual meeting (Oct 4,5 2017) was the impact of synthetic biology on making new things or making old things in new ways. From cement to food, synthetic biology is causing people to rethink the way things are made. One of the most interesting ideas is the notion of using synthetic biology to manufacture materials in a way that's more friendly to the environment.  

Synbiobeta - the future is now.

Synbiobeta - the future is now.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Big is Biotech?

How Big is Biotech?: A simple web search says biotech is really big. One estimate indicates that the industry will have $400 billion in sales in 2017 with growth to over $775 billion by 2024 [1]. Another report suggests there are over 77,000 employers [2]. That’s big, but is it real, and what you can do with this information? 

Check out the post to learn more.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

BioDatabases 2017 – What’s out there?

BioDatabases 2017 – What’s out there?: It’s time for the annual blog about the annual Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) database issue. This is the 24th database issue for NAR and the seventh blog for @finchtalk. Like most years I have…