Monthly Archives: February 2012

Steve

Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs. I wish you were still with us. Advertisements

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Steve and Mahatma

I always knew that, consciously or not, people end up resembling their heroes. I knew that, and still.. wow.

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GWAS

Just happened to be browsing around the NIH GWAS Catalog and came across this representation of all known trait-locus associations: http://www.genome.gov/multimedia/illustrations/GWAS_2011_2.pdf This is a terrible terrible terrible map… There’re 237 shades of colours, linking to 237 complex traits… The legend … Continue reading

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Underlined in “The creative habit”

Just finished reading this amazing book by the choreographer Twyla Tharp about creative work and constant productivity. Loved everything about it: ideas, words, style and stories. Here’re the sentences that I felt like underlining while reading the book: — I … Continue reading

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Luck

On the role of luck vs. skill in the world of art, sport and science: “The more I practice, the luckier I get” – Gary Player via “The creative habit” by Twyla Tharp

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“Bursts”

For some reason, I thought that Barabasi’s latest book “Bursts” was going to be about networks. Turns out it’s not. I very much enjoyed the author’s prose, easy and clear, but at any given point I couldn’t tell where is … Continue reading

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Open Access debate

“Getting jobs, grants and tenure is a competitive process in which the quality of an individual scientist’s previous work and future plans are evaluated. Getting a paper published is a competitive process in which the quality of a piece of … Continue reading

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