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SciPy 2010 Conference Wrap-up and Thoughts

Dell's Dr. Glen Otero wraps up the SciPy conference with detailed blog post & useful links from the recent SciPy Conference, held at UT Austin's AT&T Conference Center last week and was, IMHO, a big success.

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And now for something completely different… Enthought Python’s Flying Circus

06-23-2010

Python is a great language that has so many available libraries and packages, including several for bioinformatics. However, anyone that has spent any time installing SciPy, Numpy and other libraries knows that compiling ATLAS and other libraries can be needlessly complicated and frustrating. If there were only a Python distribution that came with all of those pre-built libraries and others, like matplotlib, for Linux, OS X and Windows...

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Glen - the BioBrew Master

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Autism-Vaccine Doctor Credibility Dealt Another Blow

06-03-2010

Wakefield's 1998 Lancet paper is the dubious publication that suggested that the MMR vaccine is linked to autism in children and sparked a global public health controversy. Despite being thoroughly refuted by several subsequent epidemiological studies, Wakefield's research created a very vocal anti-vaccine (anti-vaxers) movement and has resulted in higer rates of childhood diseases like measles for the first time in decades.

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SciPy 2010 Overview & Call for Presenters

04-12-2010

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Some thoughts on the purported links between vaccines and autism

03-09-2010


Often it takes a very long time, if ever, for good science to be recognized. Unfortunately, bad science often burns incandescent in the media and can't be extinguished. Cooler heads rarely prevail in the short term and thanks to hubris, scientific illiteracy, and bureaucracy, the self-correcting scientific method can take years to right wrongs. Case in point, the story I'm about to relate to you.

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Bio-Computing Focus at SC09

11/12/2009

The Supercomputing 2009 conference (11/14/-11/20/2009) is highlighting bio-computing as a special thrust area. Which means that the application of the latest networking, storage and compute technologies to bioscience problems will be featured all week long in Portland. There will be workshops, plenary speakers, posters and technical sessions that concentrate on the many facets of bio-computing.

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Glen - the BioBrew Master

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