Interdisciplinary Science Blog (2020)

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A new gold standard for solving genomes

It turns out that genome assemblers usually treat the assembly problem as if the task is to assemble a haploid genome. To consider DNA polymorphism that exist in an individual due to the fact that the two copies of chromosomes inherited from the father and the mother are not identical is a challenging problem.

Do We Need To Protect Pets From COVID-19?

Which pets can get infected by COVID-19? Do we need to isolate ourselves from our pets?

The Deadliest Infectious Diseases

All the statistics and news readily available on the Internet has made us all aware of the number of people dying every minute, hour, and day. During the past pandemics, we didn't have online access to such information.

This is what coronavirus does to your body

In the beginning, when the viruses enter the body, one does not feel anything. Only after viruses have managed to make enough copies of themselves, and the body’s immune system starts to react, the symptoms of the infection start to show.

Is Wuhan-400 a delusion?

... It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! ...

Is the run on toilet paper driven by COVID-19 a sign of coming flash crash of the world economy?

Is the run on toilet paper driven by COVID-19 a sign of coming flash crash of the world economy?

Coronavirus movies

Top 10 movies related to coronavirus. How can we lighten up amid pandemic fears? A day out to see a movie will be nice but you probably will prefer to stay at home to avoid catching the virus.

Is the eyes of darkness a prophecy?

What does it have to do with the coronavirus outbreak?

Coronavirus conspiracies

Should we believe in the many conspiracy theories about the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that are circulating around?

Coronavirus conspiracies continues

Two days before the Valentine’s day 2020, the world is greeted with the news of a huge jump in the number of infections...

What is Wuhan-400 bioweapon?

It was around then that a Chinese scientist named Li Chen defected to the United States, carrying a diskette record of China’s most important and dangerous new biological weapon...

Spicy Food may protect you from cerebral infarction and make you live longer

Several extensive studies published between 2013 and 2019 show that regular consumption of chili pepper may reduce the risk of death caused by cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs are disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels.

German economy suffering from a lack of skilled workers

As the competition of the skilled workforce is dramatically increasing, German Chancellor Angela Merkel applauded the plan to recruit outside the EU as a "paradigm shift" and "It's not only us who are looking at the world's professionals," she added. Germany plans to ...

Degree vs. Skills: Impact on salary

Which skills are in demand in the future? Degrees will definitively be necessary even in the future, but if data is the oil of the 21st century, skills seem to the currency.

Career Outlook: Data and Bioinformatics Scientists (2018-26)

The fourth industrial revolution promises to create 133 million new jobs while displacing 75 million jobs.

What is a Genome?

Unraveling of common misleading, incomplete, simplistic, and contradictory definitions of the term genome.

Amazing How Only Drop of Information Creates New Life

Amazing facts about the information you should know. The rise of AI, a new form of life.

Infographics: Degree in Bioinformatics (2020)

Bioinformatics education infographics - Everything you need to know to become Bioinformatics Scientists.

How to calculate the weight of information?

A step-by-step description how to calculate the weight (mass) of information. How much information is needed to make a human being and how much is the weight of that information?

What is the total weight of information making up all humankind?