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You Don't Need a Personal Genetics Test to Take Charge of Your Health

Wired Science - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:35
That in-home DNA test won't tell you much about how to eat or exercise. Fortunately, you don't need it to.
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Snakelike Skin Gives a Robot the Power to Crawl

Wired Science - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:00
Researchers report today that they’ve designed an inflatable robot with its own scales that automatically pop out to get a grip.
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Solve Genomics with the Blockchain? Why the Hell Not

Wired Science - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:00
Start-ups are clamoring to use cryptocurrency software to get and trade genome sequences for research and profit.
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Watch a Human Try to Fight Off Boston Dynamics' Door-Opening Robot Dog

Wired Science - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:58
A human with a hockey stick does everything in his power to stop a robot from opening a door.
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Winter Olympics 2018: The Physics of Blazing Fast Bobsled Runs

Wired Science - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:00
Four-person bobsled teams go faster than two-person teams—but why?
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Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

Wired Science - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:00
A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops—good news for its future as a force for sustainability.
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Crispr Gene Editing Will Transform How We Eradicate Invasive Species

Wired Science - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:00
A conservationist wants to use Crispr to eliminate island predators. It's not brutal like poison, but it could transform our power over nature.
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Could Scientists Use Silver Iodide to Make Snow for the Olympics?

Wired Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:00
You can theoretically "seed" snow in the atmosphere, but it's really hard to tell if it actually works.
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Apple’s Move to Bring Health Care Records to the iPhone Is Great News

Wired Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:00
Opinion: The company’s decision to include an open API in its mobile phone OS has great promise for electronic health records.
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The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

Wired Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:00
The quest for "quantum supremacy"—unambiguous proof that a quantum computer does something faster than an ordinary computer—has paradoxically led to a boom in quasi-quantum classical algorithms.
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Want to Stop Climate Change? Educate Girls and Give Them Birth Control

Wired Science - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:00
Opinion: When women aren’t educated or empowered to make their own family planning decisions, the effects can lead to higher carbon emissions.
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How Long Can a Neutron Live? Depends on Who You Ask

Wired Science - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 09:00
Two methods of measuring the neutron's longevity give different answers, creating uncertainty in cosmological models. But no one has a clue what the problem is.
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Watch SpaceX Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

Wired Science - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:00
They're just two in what will be thousands of orbiting routers.
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Space Photos of the Week: Even Geriatric Mars Rovers Know How to Snap Selfies

Wired Science - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:00
The Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for 14 years. But that doesn't mean it can't put Curiosity's social media skills to shame.
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What Is Up With Those Pentagon UFO Videos?

Wired Science - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00
The Department of Defense released two videos of so-called UFOs. Or did it?
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In the Russian Investigation, Clues Were Lost in Translation

Wired Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:28
To troll effectively, Colonel Gant, you must think in Russian!
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The Big Engineering Behind Olympic Snowboarding's Big Air Event

Wired Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:34
It takes a well orchestrated team to build the sport's most epic ramp.
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Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

Wired Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00
Soon enough, burgers will grow not just in fields but in vats. If the sound of that bothers you, know that you’re not alone.
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Inside the Mind of Amanda Feilding, Countess of Psychedelic Science

Wired Science - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:40
If LSD is having its renaissance, 75-year-old English countess Amanda Feilding is its Michelangelo.
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JBrowse FAQ recent changes - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:31

‎How do I access data about my features in my callback or plugin

← Older revision Revision as of 20:31, 15 February 2018 Line 426: Line 426:  * feature.get('name') - for the name * feature.get('name') - for the name  * feature.get('my_gff_field') - to get any given field from your GFF3 column 9 * feature.get('my_gff_field') - to get any given field from your GFF3 column 9 −* feature.get('GT') - to get the genotypes of a VCF feature, it returns a complex object that you can inspect. See "variantIsHeterozygous" in the jbrowse configuration guide for an example of parsing the genotype+* feature.get('genotypes') - to get the genotypes of a VCF feature, it returns a complex object that you can inspect. See "variantIsHeterozygous" in the jbrowse configuration guide for an example of parsing the genotype  * feature.get('start') - to get start position * feature.get('start') - to get start position  * feature.get('end') - to get end position * feature.get('end') - to get end position Colin Diesh
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