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John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-20 08:16:452452106CC G+
John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484247CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:51:17491000CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:50:27491001CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:49:43491004CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:49:15491022CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:48:03491527CC G+
Becky Collins5,164 Social Sciences Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-03-18 12:35:31305008CC G+
Carlos Esteban39,158ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great Sunday! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#72014-03-16 14:11:22498584862CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393204CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Carlos Esteban35,966ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: ►A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science, #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor. ►Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) ►And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Valentine’s day!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#62014-02-14 19:25:01464614865CC G+
Carlos Esteban33,566ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: -A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science , #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor . -Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) -And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Sunday!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle    #thursdaycircleshared    #circlethursday #circle  2014#42014-01-26 13:53:24495160150199CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:41:45255729CC G+
Nina Pelletier16,409Thought today would be a good day to share my Canadian Circle .  Some of the very best Canucks are right here on G+ with us :)2014-01-25 19:12:58471215CC G+
Christy Sandhoff27,208This is a very nice circle Carlos.  Thanks for posting it. ==========================================Carlos Esteban - Google+ - ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find...ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-17 22:22:5740171214CC G+
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491130129181CC G+
Mariana Lopez de Waard8,230viz +Circulos Compartidos ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!+OG International Network +OG Marbella  2014-01-11 08:00:354552418CC G+
James Harper726+Carlos Esteban originally shared: ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014-01-11 00:11:5845612426CC G+
Christy Sandhoff26,446Shared by Carlos Esteban..... ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-10 17:39:29451161029CC G+
Carlos Esteban31,485ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-10 17:31:474549565143CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,832 *Active Engager's Circle*If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Please re-share the circle to increase the exposure of all these friendly and interactive people.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagers   #science   #sciencecircle  2014-01-04 22:40:36476463892CC G+
Madjid Boukri0Canadian Polar Circle 2014I purged 700 people from my Canadian Polar Circle. Those who did not circle me back mostly. If you feel you have been unjustly uncircled post a comment, bribes are accepted. You can still find the complete old circles in the database below or here http://bit.ly/1izHsS8)As usual this circle will be updated on *Google+ Shared Circles" Huge database of circles created by Chris Porter herehttp://bit.ly/KxclRuAnd may the Force be with Canadians in 2014! We need it ! #canada   #canadapost   #polarcircle2014-01-03 20:21:42403413CC G+
Carlos Esteban30,646ENGAGERS + INTERESTING PEOPLE So here is my first circle of 2014… actually my first circle ever! This is the first time that I create and share a circle. Here you will find recent engagers and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Maybe you like some of them. Happy New Year! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-01 13:25:133659347140CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,016Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircle  2013-12-05 18:31:07494532388CC G+
Kyle Pearce0A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Science on Google+84,253Science Engager Circle 9.1.13Over the last two weeks, many individuals and pages associated with the Science on Google+ community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN) have been discussing recent projects and brainstorming about possible topics for upcoming Hangouts On Air. We took all of the individuals and pages that contributed to this discussion and put them into this shared circle. You can learn more about the individuals in the shared circle by viewing and contributing to this discussion: http://goo.gl/g6RYg4.2013-09-01 18:13:00118214464CC G+
Till Hansmeier0Biologist? Share this circle! #sharedcircle , #circleshare, #circles, 2013-08-28 11:02:23102001CC G+
Cyrus Khan14,028Active Engager's CircleAttention:  Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition, instead of messaging me individually.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #circle #circleoftheweek   #sciencecircles  2013-08-26 17:27:32477574284CC G+


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2014-04-23 19:07:03 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

The influenza vaccine is now mandatory for healthcare workers in British Columbia.  This person refused both the vaccine and the alternative (wearing a mask while in contact with patients) and so has been fired.

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2014-04-07 05:47:47 (3 comments, 21 reshares, 76 +1s)

Nicely said, +Cara Santa Maria. 

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2014-04-01 20:51:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Review of Mammography studies: benefits versus harms

This is a big (open access) review of 50 years of studies on the benefits versus harms of #mammography  in #breast   #cancer  screening.  The authors find a 19% reduction in breast cancer mortality (15%/32% for women in their 40s/60s).  They also estimate that a women in her 40s/50s who undergoes 10 years of mammograms is at a 61% risk for receiving a false-positive result.

Much has been made lately about the disagreement over mammography screening recommendations, and this study seems to find the same issues (although I haven't read through it all yet).  Namely, mammograms can find more cancers and at earlier stages, meaning that they can be treated earlier thus improving mortality.  But the screening comes at a cost of the risk for false-positives, which this study shows is non-trivial.  Weighing the balance ofthese b... more »

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2014-03-31 07:44:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

So my ongoing irritation with a group I used to support--the +Union of Concerned Scientists --has resulted in a rant that has found a home.

And I'm letting the cat shred the last membership renewal letter which ironically arrived yesterday while I was writing it. They won't be getting my support anymore unless they rethink their plant science division.

Thanks to +Fourat Janabi for a space to vent.

#GMO  

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2014-03-30 06:01:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Bic pens for Women

They're practically indestructible, so they'll stand up to all of your mood swings. 

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2014-03-28 18:16:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The validation cohort should be easy to assemble for this, although I think simple phenotyping would be sufficient in most cases and much cheaper.

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2014-03-27 15:00:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

For my column this week in the New York Times, I look at how machine learning (think Watson on Jeopardy) can help doctors swim through the ocean of cancer data and come up with better treatments.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/science/enlisting-a-computer-to-battle-cancers-one-by-one.html?hp

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2014-03-25 20:17:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Quacks and fringe loonies upset that Wikipedia continues to label #CAM practitioners as quacks and fringe loonies.

2014-03-23 06:45:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Join us for a Science on Google+ HOA as we speak to +Akinola Emmanuel and Dr +shilpa keerthivasan about their recently published research on cancer signalling (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/225/225ra28). We will discuss the basics of cancer signalling, explain the link between inflammation and cancer, and how their research identifies a novel role for immune cells in the development of colon cancer. This Pub Talks HOA will be part of a series in which we explain published research in a jargon-free manner that is understandable to the public.

This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and you can tune in on Sunday March 23rd at 2 PM CDT/ 12PM PDT/ 7 PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.

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2014-03-21 14:11:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Down Syndrome Day

Today, 3/21, is World Down Syndrome Day. Also known as Trisomy 21, because it involves three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual two (see image), Down syndrome is the most complex of genetic disorders that is compatible with survival (other trisomies are more common, but are lethal). Even Down syndrome is associated with ~50% lethality of embryos. In the US, 1 in 691 babies is born with Down syndrome.

Too much of a good thing: Anywhere from 300 to 500 genes have altered levels and function, resulting 80 or 90 possible symptoms and an instantly recognizable phenotype (physical appearance). For example, patients have a 1 in 5 chance of developing a hole in the heart, compared to an incidence of 1:10,000 in the normal population. Down syndrome is extraordinarily complex, and my friend and colleague Roger Reeves has dedicated his career to... more »

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2014-03-19 17:06:16 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 9 +1s)

Frequent DNA repair gene mutation in familial prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is known to have a familial component (it is sometimes observed to run in families) but genes associated with hereditary risk for prostate cancer are few.  One exception is the increased risk for prostate cancer in BRCA2 mutation carriers, which is why prostate cancer is considered informative when assessing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer families.  But there is more heritability out there to be found, and because of BRCA2's role the authors of this study decided to look at other DNA repair genes.

The patients in this study all had family history of prostate cancer (>= 3 PrCa cases in family) and most had at least one relative affected with breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer.

What's the summary of their findings? They analysed the coding sequences of 22 tumour suppressorg... more »

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2014-03-17 19:25:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

You want to see the human side of science? This video shows it in beautiful clarity. This is hands down my favorite science video ever.

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2014-03-16 22:02:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Had not realized that NVIC and Mercola were both financed by Mercola's Health Liberty coalition: http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/16/nvic-and-mercola-sittin-in-a-tree/

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2014-03-13 20:12:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

A great post from +Tara C. Smith, someone who truly understands how vaccines work, about why she vaccinates her own children.  Follow the link to read why (and to see pictures of her absolutely adorable little boy).

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2014-03-12 17:31:32 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)

Genome-based medicine is hard

This paper in JAMA reports on whole-genome sequencing in 12 apparently-healthy volunteers.  Scientists and physicians sequenced their entire genomes to high depth and then looked for disease-associated mutations.  

What did they find?  Well, for starters the analysis of sequence variants took 100 hours per patient, and they found 2-6 mutations important enough to report back to the patients.  It's a sobering look at how far we have to go before this will be widespread and "easy" to do.  Below I'm copy/pasting a few quick observations from the report that I emailed to colleagues last night in case anyone wants a few more details.

• 12 “healthy” adult participants sequenced in 2012 (at Stanford)

• Illumina 50X WGS (paired 100’s) for all, 9 also got Complete Genomics sequencing
• 10-19% of ... more »

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2014-03-12 16:53:54 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)

How to help your kids be happy

Happify has some suggestions.  Also: an Infographic with references!  How awesome!

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2014-03-10 20:24:30 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

At press time, sources confirmed Brownlow could be overheard working his magic on a female coworker by thoughtfully asking about her weekend.

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2014-03-09 00:38:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Prenatal testing just got a bit easier

Here's a report of prenatal testing of an inherited disorder using maternal cell-free DNA (similar to the recent testing introduced for chromosome abnormality detection).  There may be other examples published but I haven't seen any, although this is an entirely predictable development.

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2014-03-08 06:46:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Let's Celebrate International Women's Day Together!
Write about your favourite woman who inspired your love of STEM using the tag  #stemwomen  We'll reshare as many posts as we can.

It doesn't matter whether you write a bio, or share interesting facts about their work, or tell us about a great paper they wrote, or their best invention, or if you simply write about how they helped shape your career or interest in STEM. It doesn't have to be a woman that's famous - most STEM women are not widely recognised, which is why it's important to share their achievements! Write about an important woman in your field from your country and show G+ why their work has had so much impact on you!

Pictured below are the 16 Nobel women prize winners in STEM (though Marie Curie won twice). Our next round of posts will move onto the other STEM fields. Up soon ist... more »

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2014-03-06 18:19:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The end of a long run always feels awesome.  Canadian scientists are trying to help make it feel just a bit more awesome.

You're welcome. 

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2014-03-06 16:26:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Revving up for International Women's Day!
To commemorate this year's International Women's Day on the 8th of March, we'll be doing a series of short features on extraordinary women in STEM. Each day, we'll bring you a different letter from "STEM." We'll be starting with "S" for "Science."

The quote below comes from Elizabeth Blackburn, molecular biologist and Nobel Prize laureate for 2009. In a discussion with the +AAAS Science Magazine, Blackburn addresses the need for diverse perspectives in science. The longer quote is worth reproducing in full:

The point is that any complicated endeavour, like science, you need lots of different ways of thinking about things and women probably do add ways of thinking about things that are scientific, you know, which may be different because of men, because of cultural... more »

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2014-03-06 06:07:37 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 63 +1s)

Great shot.

Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.

+Vanity Fair  #leibovitz  

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2014-03-06 05:27:49 (1 comments, 18 reshares, 48 +1s)

SirPatStew is so awesome...

(via http://illoluv.com)

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2014-02-28 00:26:54 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Hipster Organs discuss rare disease. Image from iheartguts.com & rarediseaseday.org.

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2014-02-27 20:12:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

How soon before Near-Death Screening programs are started?

What?  We already do newborn population screening.

Well, that question is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but this is an interesting paper.  The researchers took blood from 17,000 people in the general (presumed healthy) population and examined the levels of different proteins in their blood.  Then they followed the participants health over a 5-year span.  

The result?  The relative levels of four proteins (alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, albumin, VLDL particle size, and citrate) were predictive of risk of death from all causes (cancer, heart disease and other illnesses) within the subsequent 5 years.  In fact, those scoring in the top 20% had a risk 19-fold greater than those in the bottom 20%. The top 1% had a 23% risk of dying in the first year of the study and a 49% risk over the 5 years.

It will beinter... more »

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2014-02-22 12:51:27 (14 comments, 14 reshares, 53 +1s)

The Dinosaur Pet Guide

(via: http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/02/22/pros-cons-owning-pet-dinosaur/)

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2014-02-21 00:09:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Perhaps we should start a collection or something.  Buy it some wax or a new coat of red paint?

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2014-02-20 23:22:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Perhaps we should start a collection or something.  Buy it some wax or a new coat of red paint?

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2014-02-19 22:01:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Herd immunity challenge

An unvaccinated student with measles rode the train with thousands over a two-week period.  (I'll refrain from speculating on why they have not been vaccinated.)

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2014-02-19 18:52:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Clearly science education has a long way to go.

(And I don't think it's wise to laugh this off as an American-only problem.)

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2014-02-19 04:52:28 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 44 +1s)

#QuantumMechanics  #NielsBohr  

2014-02-12 05:59:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Postdoc position in bacterial metagenomics available in my lab! http://bit.ly/LSwp8i  Please share with others who may be interested. 

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2014-02-07 22:09:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

The #Olympic   #Games have always been a little  #gay  

Here is a fantastic ad reminding us of this fact, from the +Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion and created by +Rethink Communications.

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2014-02-07 19:59:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I have a new favorite blog:

Every human in the world now claiming to have crowd-sourced E coli outbreak

CNN have revealed today that every single person in the World now claims to have been involved in crowd-sourcing the E coli outbreak in 2011.

The final human to do so, a non-English speaking member of a previously uncontacted pygmy-tribe in Papua New Guinea, immediately laid claim to the crowd-sourcing project when first contact was made by US anthropologists.

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2014-01-31 05:43:18 (4 comments, 14 reshares, 41 +1s)

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2014-01-23 20:23:01 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

This is a great article (as always) by +Ed Yong, and I really love the quote below.  Finding something inexplicable and trying to figure out what's going on is so much fun.  I'm jealous. 

“The simple answer is: Dunno,” says Marshall. “I’ll admit right up front we don’t fully understand.”

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2014-01-22 11:31:14 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

There’s also that immutable problem known as “human nature.” It has a name now: it’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect, which says, in sum, that the dumber you are, the more confident you are that you’re not actually dumb. And when you get invested in being aggressively dumb…well, the last thing you want to encounter are experts who disagree with you, and so you dismiss them in order to maintain your unreasonably high opinion of yourself.

Happy Wednesday, plussers :)

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2014-01-18 04:37:02 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Maybe it's just me but "defrocking" doesn't really seem like the ideal punishment for a child rapist. 

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2014-01-17 17:48:01 (9 comments, 19 reshares, 25 +1s)

A beautiful sunrise in Beijing today...

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2014-01-15 17:55:19 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)

This is wonderful.  What a neat idea and the artist has done an impressive job with Photoshop.

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2014-01-15 17:50:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

+Dan Koboldt has a nice short overview of the new Illumina platforms.  The Next-Seq looks like a great platform for clinical genomics - the speed of a MiSeq and throughput of a HiSeq.

454?: dead
Ion Torrent?: perhaps in a smidgen of  trouble
Let's hope Nanopore can give them some competition.

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2014-01-15 17:44:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Pesticides on organic foods

+diana chard reminds us organic foods aren't necessarily pesticide-free

Last week consumers of organic produce got their knickers all in a knot over news reports of pesticide residue being found on “organic” produce. Now, I thought that we all knew by now that purchasing organic produce didn’t guarantee avoidance of pesticides. Apparently not.

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2014-01-14 16:50:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Scientists Should Stick to Science

A few weeks ago, I was invited to submit an essay for the 2014 Edge Annual Question. Every year the science website Edge asks a question and invites scientists, thinkers and philosophers to submit their answers. This year their question was "What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement?".

The idea I wish to retire is "Scientists Should Stick to Science". I really enjoyed writing this, and I hope you like it.

You can read the full essay here: http://www.edge.org/response-detail/25464

"There is a tacit understanding, a custom in the culture of science, that scientists practice the scientific method in the confines of the Ivory Tower. Scientists are seen as impartial, aloof, individuals with a single-minded focus on their work and out of touch with the realities of the world around them.... more »

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2014-01-11 15:55:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Hey, nice people, here is my column for this week. I'm hearing from a lot of climate-change deniers today. They seem to think they're more convincing if they call me "dear" or the even more emphatic "sweetie." Love, Sweetie xo

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2013-12-30 22:47:34 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)

3 genetic tests, 3 different results

As attractive as the accusations that "the FDA wants to restrict access to our own genomes!" were, I think that this issue is really where the shutdown came from.  Three companies providing different risk estimates (note the word) for the same genome.

One company (GTL) suggests that the results should only be interpreted with professional guidance.  But then how is that "direct to consumer" genetic testing?

“A small percentage of people who get tested will get useful information [...] But for most people, the results are not clinically useful, and they may be misleading or confusing.”

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2013-12-25 06:30:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Optimal Christmas Tree

#mathematics   #christmastree  

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2013-12-24 21:46:44 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 7 +1s)

Amazing patterns created by some guy tramping around in the snow.

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2013-12-24 18:13:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

The Genetics of Red Noses

+Josh Witten has a wonderful post on +The Finch & Pea discussing the possible genetics underlying Rudolph's famous red nose and what it means for Santa's selective breeding program.  (Note the ethereal, latent image of the Ghost of Geneticist Present in all the images.)

2013-12-22 04:15:47 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

I have no idea what Duck Dynasty is.  In my mind it's the US spin-off of Meerkat Manor.  I could use the Google to find out the answer but I suspect I'll be disappointed. 

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2013-12-19 20:20:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Incidence of Virgin Births in US Population

Just in time for Christmas. This important study uses self-reported data from 7,870 pregnancies to estimate that the incidence of virgin birth in the US population is approximately 0.5%.  

The authors note that virgin births were statistically more common in individuals who had signed chastity pledges, and in individuals whose parents indicated lower levels of communication with their children about sex and birth control.  In the Study Limitations section they have an interesting comment on excluded data from individuals they identified as "born again virgins", who gave conflicting information on their virginity status during the self-reporting survey.  

There is also this gem in the Results:  _While more virgins gave birth to boys (59.8%) or may have learnt they were pregnant during Advent, these trendsdid... more »

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