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Understanding Genetics

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The Tech Museum

 

This project was supported by the Department of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine. Its content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of Stanford University or the Department of Genetics.

 

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A Look At Google's Massive Library Of Free Lesson Plans

A Look At Google's Massive Library Of Free Lesson Plans | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Google offers a sortable library of lesson plans that are free to download and use. It’s part of the company’s big push into education (seems to be quite the trend these days) and involves thousands of free lesson plans just waiting for you to try out.


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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist...

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Atul Butte at TEDMED 2012

Who needs the scientific method? Vast stores of available data and outsourced research are simply waiting for the right questions, says Atul Butte, Chief of ...
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John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you.
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John Wilbanks keynote, Part 1 (2008)

While the concept of a digital repository is embraced by many academics – particularly those designing the systems - getting the information deposited is difficult.
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GTPB: BFB-12 Biostatistical Foundations in Bioinformatics

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BFB-12  Biostatistical Foundations in Bioinformatics

 

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Lisete Sousa

Carina Silva Fortes

 

Course description:

This is one of our "Foundations" type courses, providing a systematic and detailed review of fundamental concepts and techniques used in Bioinformatics. Many analytical and inferential methods, regardless of their novelty, have their niches of application all over the place in Bioinformatics. Newer techniques such as the ones employed in high throughput data analysis are not different in this respect. We will be looking at statistical methods, digging into their inner workings, wearing the skins of professional statisticians. Attendees can expect to attend a thorough set of lectures that will reveal the conceptual frameworks that are needed to understand the methods, and extensive hands-on practice, exclusively based on biological examples.

 

Target Audience

Everybody using Bioinformatics methods is implicitly using statistical methods. Most people have had one or more semester courses in Statistics in their graduate education. For many, Statistics happened in their lives a long a time ago, and that makes it difficult to go back and manipulate the concepts with full confidence. Moreover, proper judgment of the results often calls for a deeper level of understanding than what is required to solve scholarly exercises.Attending this course is a chance of revisiting subjects like experimental design, hypothesis testing, inference and prediction in an intensive and systematic way. We will look into particular areas such as Bayesian Inference, Hidden Markov Chains and Multivariate methods with the attitude, eyes and brains of a statistician that wants to understand how the methods work.

 

Methodology

The course will introduce a relatively high number of concepts and methods. To keep it highly practical, we will spend most of the time in hands-on sessions.
- We will focus on each method using examples taken from real world Bioinformatics practice.
- We will then dissect the method, identifying the concepts and exploring their interrelationships.
- The applicability and limitations of each method will be emphasized.
- The use of the method will be illustrated using appropriate Bioinformatics tools and biological data resources.

 

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Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati

Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
UPDATE 08.14.2012: This week marks the launch of MOOC MOOC, and given the insane amount of content that\'s already been produced, we\'re going to hold off on updating this ongoing list o\' links.

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E-Learning in the 21st Century

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There is a technological revolution taking place in higher education. The growth of 'e-learning' is being described as explosive, unprecedented and disruptive.

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PLoS Pathogens: Routine Use of Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing in Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology

PLoS Pathogens: Routine Use of Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing in Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) promises to be transformative for the practice of clinical microbiology, and the rapidly falling cost and turnaround time mean that this will become a viable technology in diagnostic and reference laboratories in the near future. The objective of this article is to consider at a very practical level where, in the context of a modern diagnostic microbiology laboratory, WGS might be cost-effective compared to current alternatives. We propose that molecular epidemiology performed for surveillance and outbreak investigation and genotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing for microbes that are difficult to grow represent the most immediate areas for application of WGS, and discuss the technical and infrastructure requirements for this to be implemented.


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The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies

The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Thanks to Stephen Downes for the reference to Dr. Mohamed Amine Chatti’s Knowledge Management: A Personal Knowledge Network Perspective. Here are some abstracts that I would like to quote: Kn...

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Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
www.connectivism.ca “…the connections that enable us to learn more are more important than our current state of knowing.” George Siemens In this piece George Siemens argues...

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Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools

Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials.


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Half an Hour: Predators and Producers: Whither Flat World

Half an Hour: Predators and Producers: Whither Flat World | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Predators and Producers: Whither Flat World

In what was probably an unintentional release of the information, Flat World Publishing made the world aware this weekend that it is ceasing distribution of digital textbooks without charge.

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The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!

 

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Check out also my Curation about BEST FREE stock photos and editing software:

 

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The most important education technology in 200 years | KurzweilAI

The most important education technology in 200 years | KurzweilAI | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Four of the 19 Coursera courses on AI and robotics (credit: Coursera) Education is about to change dramatically, says Anant Agarwal, who heads edX, a $60...
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Strata Rx 2012: "Choose Your Monopolies Wisely", John Wilbanks

John Wilbanks (Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship)...
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John Wilbanks keynote, part 2 (2008)

While the concept of a digital repository is embraced by many academics – particularly those designing the systems - getting the information deposited is difficult.
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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

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There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.
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Book Review: A World-Class Education

Book Review: A World-Class Education | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
A World-Class Education by Vivien Stuart - book review by Bill Gates...
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PowerPoint Killer Prezi Launches New Interface

PowerPoint Killer Prezi Launches New Interface | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Prezi, a popular alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint and other presentation applications, launched a new version of its interface today. The company, which is advised by Jack Dorsey, also announced that it has passed the 15 million user milestone.

For those not familiar, Prezi uses a map-like metaphor for creating presentations instead of a slideshow metaphor. This makes it possible to create non-linear presentations, or presentations that use spatial metaphors for organizing ideas, like mind maps...

Link to website http://prezi.com/


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An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes ...

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See on Scoop.it –  By characterizing the geographic and functional spectrum of human genetic variation, the 1000 Genomes Project aims to build a resource to help to understand ...


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Virology Journal | Abstract | Next-generation sequencing of cervical DNA detects human papillomavirus types not detected by commercial kits

Virology Journal | Abstract | Next-generation sequencing of cervical DNA detects human papillomavirus types not detected by commercial kits | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Background
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the aetiological agent for cervical cancer and genital warts. Concurrent HPV and HIV infection in the South African population is high. HIV positive (+) women are often infected with multiple, rare and undetermined HPV types. Data on HPV incidence and genotype distribution are based on commercial HPV detection kits, but these kits may not detect all HPV types in HIV + women. The objectives of this study were to (i) identify the HPV types not detected by commercial genotyping kits present in a cervical specimen from an HIV positive South African woman using next generation sequencing, and (ii) determine if these types were prevalent in a cohort of HIV-infected South African women.

Methods
Total DNA was isolated from 109 cervical specimens from South African HIV + women. A specimen within this cohort representing a complex multiple HPV infection, with 12 HPV genotypes detected by the Roche Linear Array HPV genotyping (LA) kit, was selected for next generation sequencing analysis. All HPV types present in this cervical specimen were identified by Illumina sequencing of the extracted DNA following rolling circle amplification. The prevalence of the HPV types identified by sequencing, but not included in the Roche LA, was then determined in the 109 HIV positive South African women by type-specific PCR.

Results
Illumina sequencing identified a total of 16 HPV genotypes in the selected specimen, with four genotypes (HPV-30, 74, 86 and 90) not included in the commercial kit. The prevalence's of HPV-30, 74, 86 and 90 in 109 HIV positive South African women were found to be 14.6 %, 12.8 %, 4.6 % and 8.3 % respectively.

Conclusions
Our results indicate that there are HPV types, with substantial prevalence, in HIV positive women not being detected in molecular epidemiology studies using commercial kits. The significance of these types in relation to cervical disease remains to be investigated.

 

Papillomavirus graphic by Russell Kightley Media

 


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Competency-Based Online Education: The Rising Tide of College Affordability - e-Literate

Competency-Based Online Education: The Rising Tide of College Affordability - e-Literate | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

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Connectivist MOOCs | A list of connectivist MOOCs

Connectivist MOOCs | A list of connectivist MOOCs | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

"This site is an attempt to collect together a list of upcoming and in-progress connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses)."


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