It’s #shellfish break time in Canada’s #oyster capital … #localfood (at Fanny Bay, BC)
This month I am revising my MBDbs-seq data from C. gigas gill tissue. We’ve mapped the bisulfite reads to the WHOLE darn genome and so now I’m in the process of characterizing what regions of the genome are methylated in the gill tissue. Beyond that I am working on finding the best way to visualize and analyze the relationships between methylation within genes (where most of the methylation is found) and different attributes of these genes including length, number of exons, expression levels etc. Since the reads have been mapped to the WHOLE darn genome, this is the most comprehensive analysis to date and will hopefully find itself written up and submitted as a manuscript. My goal for the end of May is to have beautiful figures ready for this paper.
I am still waiting for data from Nanostring and will also be isolating DNA/RNA from the EE2 exposures for MBD-ChIP analysis.
Oyster with cilantro blossom, mustard green and Meyer lemon.
Vertical farming in South Carolina? Dan Hutcherson envisions a vertical farm and aquaculture building in Greenville.
You’re looking at a brain. But not really.
Connectograms are an intersection of data, neuroscience, design and art. This represents the inter-brain-region connections of 110 right-handed men, with various color codes indicated to show how strong those connections are in various ways. The Wikipedia page can decode the regions around the edge for you.
Studying the wiring of the brain is essential to understanding it. But it is not sufficient to understand it. We love to share beautiful images of brain mapping studies (I do it all the time), but relying on mapping alone is like clicking through Google Maps and saying you’ve been to Paris.
There’s just something missing, right? And that something is us. Except that we must be in there, because we can’t exist outside of that. But why can’t we distill our “us-ness” from the map of all the pieces?
But does this map show you a brain? Does it show you a person? What’s the difference?
Scholar Alert: New citations to my articles
A Capstone Research paper from years past.
Fulkerson capstone paper
via Tidal Cycles - oystergen.es http://bit.ly/YfMB3F
Day 7 Histology from Estrogen Exposure Trial