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Keeping human faeces out of the waterways people use recreationally is a key public health intervention. Water companies can and should act on sewage and effluent discharge. We lay out why and how below. gov.uk/government/new…
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🎉😍 tskit 0.5.0 is live on PyPI and conda 😍🎉 This is a major release so it's time for a new features thread. Thank you to all our contributors for their hard work on this releasgithub.com/tskit-dev/tski…e4EBf
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Can anyone help me identify this map projection (and even better, tell me how to reproduce it in #cartopy)
There is something deeply wonderful about finding a tree - a Patagonian cypress - that is likely over 5,000 years old - a new record theguardian.com/environment/20…
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So excited to announce our paper in Science @ScienceMagazine 'Genetic variance in fitness indicates rapid contemporary adaptive evolution in wild animals' doi.org/10.1126/scienc… 🧵
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Research Highlight on our recent Unified Genealogy paper in Nature Methods. Just to reemphasise the point in the final paragraph - everything is free-as-in-freedom software, and based on open, extensible APIs. Download the trees and explore! nature.com/articles/s4159…
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Are you an undergrad/masters student looking for a PAID internship working at the cutting edge of biomedical data science? Join my group for a summer studentship at the @bdi_oxford to apply the most powerful tools in the PyData ecosystem to COVID genomics: bdi.ox.ac.uk/study/bdi-summ…
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How are we all related to each other and what does this tell us about human evolution? Read about how we’re reconstructing the genealogy of everyone in this piece by @DrYanWong and I in @ConversationUK twitter.com/ConversationUK…
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Largest ever family tree of humanity reveals our species' history newscientist.com/article/230956…
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Scientists have built a vast family tree connecting all humanity, based on genomes of living people & our ancestors. Analyses of the tree recovers key events in hominin evolution, including out-of-Africa & archaic introgression. Published today in Science: science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…
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Great article in @CNN about our Science paper, just published today: amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/02/24…
🧬 BDI researchers have created largest ever family tree Origins of human#geneticc diversity were traced to produce a complete map of how individuals across the world are related to each other 🌎 Read morebit.ly/3sfrVjORQj Wat@DrYanWongong &am@WilderWohnshns explain3mS
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Here's one of the "big data" things I'm working on now. I hope we can get fossils on the OneZoom tree soon... twitter.com/OneZoomTree/st…
The UK has world leading genomic sequencing capabilities which have played a crucial role in our fight against Covid-19. The feat of uploading a quarter of all SARS-CoV-2 sequences published globally to date is truly remarkable. twitter.com/UKHSA/status/1…
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🌳 The ‘ultimate Tree of Life’: 2.2 million species at your fingertips BDI researcher@DrYanWongg has helped complete an online, readily searchable ‘tree of life’ for all living species on earth Explore the tree ➡️onezoom.org7 Read more ➡️bdi.ox.ac.uk/news/the-2018u…14
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Buy Kat’s book ‘Rebel Cell’ because it’s excellent. 👍 (I only wish@BillyIdoll had written “yeah, yeah, YEAH…!” as a book jacket review for comedy purposes)twitter.com/Kat_Arney/stat…W
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Genetic drift is not so random: Important genes protected from mutation nature.com/articles/s4158…
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Phenomenal paper just published in Science persuasively demonstrating that EBV causes most if not all multiple sclerosis. Phenomenal epidemiological design and technical achievement. 👏 science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…p
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Love the story and the tweet thread, esp with gifs of ABBA (no BABA) twitter.com/nesospiza/stat…
This is a lovely example to use to teach what PCA does twitter.com/karlrohe/statu…
After almost ten years of working on the emergence of mecC-MRSA, we have finally got to the bottom of its likely origins. Here is a thread on the findings of our latest paper: nature.com/articles/s4158…. 1/12
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📢📢 It's here! 🎄🎅 The 2021 RSS Christmas Quiz is now live! How many of this year's brain-melting puzzles can you crack? You have until the 31 Jan 2022 to get your entries in, and all scores of 50%+ win a charity donatirss.org.uk/XmasQuiz202187YnD
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I am excited to share a new study led by Shachar Givon & @MatanSamina w/ Ohad Ben Shahar: Goldfish can learn to navigate a small robotic vehicle on land. We trained goldfish to drive a wheeled platform that reacts to the fish’s movement (authors.elsevier.com/a/1eEnubrwfBCwg).
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Well, there it is. Today, with the “wrong” (i.e. cold) symptoms and after a string of negative LFTs, I finally took Twitter advice and swabbed my throat as well as my nose (no mean feat with that diddly stick). If you think you might have COVID, consider adding the throat sample
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In the spirit of this festive season, I give you perhaps the best gift that @DuckSwabber gave me, several years ago.
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For no particular reason ... A Sunday thread highlighting just a tiny sample of the brilliant women whose tireless work has shaped my understanding of Covid-19
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#XmasLectures They let just about anybody do them these days … #Ri
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Introducing the new leggiest animal on the planet, Eumillipes persephone, a millipede with a record-breaking 1,306 legs @BrunoBuzatto @juanita_rodr @nannaria2 @wamuseum @SciReports @VT_Entomology nature.com/articles/s4159…
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Hooray. This should unblock a load of cool new genomic analysis. twitter.com/benjeffery/sta…
Are there any public domain photos of Amborella anywhere on the internet?
“To evaluate risk [from #Omicron] and guide policy, there is an urgent need to incentivize the quick sharing of well-annotated genomic and S-gene-stratified surveillance data globally,” argues a new #LetterToScience, which urges use of rapid PCR tests. fcld.ly/g7txz6n
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Crazy - coinfection with cucumber mosaic virus and satellite RNA changes the color of the host plant 🍃 (to attract aphids 🪲) and then promotes formation of wings in 🪲, so that they can transmit the virus+satellite more broadlnature.com/articles/s4146…OJ5
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There have been a number of overview threads on the emerging variant designated as @PangoNetwork lineage B.1.1.529, @nextstrain clade 21K and @WHO Variant of Concern Omicron. I'm not going to attempt to be comprehensive here, but will highlight a few aspects of the data. 1/16
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Hey @alex_freeman, did you know about this fab example of a lure/mimicry? twitter.com/gunsnrosesgirl…
1) The UK Government published their plans to water down GDPR. It is bad, incredibly bad. My first reaction on @OpenRightsGroup blog, but if you scratch under the surface it gets even worse. You won't believe how bad it is. Thread below twitter.com/openrightsgrou…
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This is a deeply informed, clear, and useful thread. I agree completely. Thanks @molly_przew twitter.com/molly_przew/st…
A short and extremely sweet preprint. Well done @suggestive_pval and colleagues. twitter.com/biorxiv_evobio…
"Therefore, although our findings on expert accuracy and overconfidence may read as a cautionary tale against taking expert predictions at face value, it is critical to highlight that we could do worse: we could believe the predictions of people who are not experts."!! twitter.com/emollick/statu…
How good were early expert COVID predictions? Experts on epidemics were too optimistic about the spread of the virus; social scientists were too pessimistic about social implications. Expert predictions about spread were more accurate than lay ones, social predictions were not.
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It's time to stop making t-SNE & UMAP plots. In a new preprint w/ Tara Chari we show that while they display some correlation with the underlying high-dimension data, they don't preserve local or global structure & are misleading. They're also arbitrary.�biorxiv.org/content/10.110…sR
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Congrats to Ben Jackson, @maciekboni, @viralverity, @AineToole, @robertson_lab, @EvolveDotZoo, @arambaut et al for their recent Cell paper. Rock solid evidence of alpha/non-alpha recombination in #SARSCoV2 in the UK. cell.com/cell/fulltext/…
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When did humans vanish as a species of "least concern" off the IUCN online red list? Weirdly the wikipedia DOI (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least-con…) redirects to a non-existent page, which sort-of negates the point of a DOI, I would have thought.
Do you want peace of mind? Do your COVID-19 modelling with our individual-based model now peer-reviewed in @PLOSCompBiol doi.org/10.1371/journa…, code covered with extensive testing so YOU can have confidence in your results today! Code github.com/BDI-pathogens/… much used by NHS 💪
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The Origins of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review with @edwardcholmes, @arambaut, Kristian Andersen, Robert Garry & colleagues, "We contend that there is substantial body of scientific evidence supporting a zoonotic origin for #SARSCoV2." doi.org/10.5281/zenodo…
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Uganda SARS-CoV-2 lineages in June show increase in B.1.617.2 (VOC Delta) coinciding with large case increases. Big effort from @my_pvt @BugembeLule @cphluganda #AFRICO19 @MRC_Uganda and much support from @wellcometrust @UKRI_News @JeremyFarrar @GordonDougan1
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