5 09, 2016

Nuclear sharks live for 400 years

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

A wonderful paper in a recent edition of Science uses radiocarbon dating to show that the Greenland shark can live for up to 400 years – making it the longest lived vertebrate known. See: Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus […]

2 09, 2016

Sequencing base modifications: going beyond mC and 5hmC

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|5 Comments

A great new resource was recently brought to my attention on Twitter and there is a paper describing it on the BioRxiv: DNAmod: the DNA modification database. Nearly all of the modified nucleotide sequencing we hear and read about is modifications to Cytosine mostly methyl cytosine […]

21 07, 2016

Core Genomics is going cor-porate (sort of)

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|3 Comments

I’ve just had my five year anniversary of starting the Core Genomics blog! Those five years have whizzed by and NGS technologies have surpassed almost anything I dreamed would have been possible when I started using them in 2007. My blog has also grown beyond […]

14 07, 2016

How much time is lost formatting references?

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

I just completed a grant application and one of the steps required me to list my recent papers in a specific format. This was an electronic submission and I’m sure it could be made much simpler, possibly by working off the DOI or PubMed ID? […]

24 06, 2016

I don’t want to leave Europe

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

Brexit sucks…probably. The issue is we don’t really know what the vote really means, or even if we’ll actually leave the European Union in the next couple of years at all. However one thing cannot be ignored and that is the two-fingered salute to our […]

17 06, 2016

Come and work in my lab…

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

I’ve just readvertised for someone to my lab as the new Genomics Core Deputy Manager. We’re expanding the Genomics core and building single-cell genomics capabilities (we currently have both 10X Genomics and Fluidigm C1). I’m looking for a senior scientist who can help lead the […]

9 06, 2016

Proteomics is starting to rock too…

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

I don’t usually read Proteomics papers but have been thinking about how we might combine single cell genome and transcriptome sequencing – with Fluidigm’s Helios (CyToF) and have been trying to get more acquainted with Proteomics methods. In doing so I found this excellent paper: […]

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