Continuing from my ASHG18 day 1 post, day 2, day 3 here’s my list of tweets from day 4. 6F 11:00 am Cecilia Lingdren Got there at the end :P Had #diversitymatters and many flags including the rainbow one in her last slide. Benjamin Neale .@bmneale points out dimorphism in research participation - women more likely to participate (generally and in UK Biobank) and yet comparatively understudied #ASHG18

Continuing from my ASHG18 day 1 post and day 2, here’s my list of tweets from day 3. 9:15 20BC Jenna Carlson Jenna Carlson @PittPubHealth: Population-specific reference panels for genotype imputation, with Samoans as an example, in Room 20BC #ASHG18 — Kevin L. Keys (@_klkeys_) October 18, 2018 Jenna Carlson: creating population-specific reference panels for improved genotype imputation #ASHG18 — Charleston Chiang (@CharlestonCWKC) October 18, 2018 JC: Genotype chips cheap, useful for global health research.

Continuing from my ASHG18 day 1 post, here’s my list of tweets from day 2. Note that I changed sessions a few times. I have to say, digitally attending #ASHG18 by frantically refreshing the hashtag feed in my living room is...not quite the same. But maybe I'll get fish tacos for dinner. — Julie Nadel (@JulieNadel) October 17, 2018 Turn down the lights and turn up the AC for the fuller remote #ASHG18 experience!

Today was the first day of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2018 conference. The official hashtag for the conference is ASHG18 on Twitter. At first I was tweeting myself and checking both the top and the latest tweets. As the day progressed I started a Google Doc to take notes during talks. I was missing some details so I was relying on the latest tweets and copy-pasting the tweet links to my notes.

A few days ago a friend of mine told me that I was on the list of newly admitted SNI members. A few have asked me since why did I request to join it. So here’s my public reply. Woo! Ya soy "Investigador Nacional Nivel I" en el Sistema Nacional de Investigadores de CONACyT en México @Conacyt_MX 🎉💪🏾🇲🇽 I'm a National Researcher lvl I in the Mexican National Researchers Registry ^_^ 🎆🎉https://t.

Today, September 19th 2018, Dan Rodricks (Twitter: DanRodricks) published an article in the Baltimore Sun. The article was shared to me with the title I only thought this happened to Mexicans1 and is currently titled2 as “Rodricks: Hopkins library specialist hit by immigration crackdown after being blindsided by visa denial”. I didn’t like the title at all nor did I feel right when reading the article. I shared it with about 50 other Mexicans in Baltimore3, talked about it over dinner, discussed a bit with Hopkins colleagues, and now thanks to all of them I have a clearer idea of what my problems with this article are.

Today I attended the special panel discussion event at JHSPH called “Separated: Children Separation at the Border A Health and Human Rights Perspective”. It got my mind racing and here’s an idea. It’s likely (definitely) incomplete, but maybe it’ll get others to think on related ideas. Image source Panel summary The panel was composed by: Colleen Kraft, President, American Academy of Pediatrics Eric Schwartz, President, Refugee International George Escobar, Chief of Program and Services, CASA de Maryland Paul Spiegel, Director, Center for Humanitarian Health I missed the first 30 minutes or so but I still got to listen to most of it.

This blog post was written by ME Martinez-Sanchez, S Muñoz, M Carrillo, E Azpeitia, D Rosenblueth and originally posted at the CDSB blog.1 In this blog post we will describe the package rGriffin (Martinez-Sanchez, Muñoz, Carrillo, Azpeitia, et al., 2019) that was one of the projects developed during the TIB2018-BCDW. We hope to continue developing Griffin and rGriffin (Martinez-Sanchez, Muñoz, Carrillo, Azpeitia, et al., 2019). If you have ideas, suggestions or bugs, please contact us via rGriffin GitHub repo.

Today was a big day. I care about many things including diversity in science (STEM) and building a community of R users and developers in Mexico. Both moved forward in two completely separate conferences: one in Mexico: CDSBMexico; and one in Canada: JSM2018. CDSBMexico This was a very important day for me. It was the beginning of the Latin American R/BioConductor Developers Workshop 2018 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I already wrote a blog post about why I was super excited about CDSBMexico, but briefly it’s because this is something we’ve been wanting to see become a reality for years and have been working towards it.

I have recently been getting reminder emails from the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The application deadline is July 15th, 2018! Last year I submitted an entry to this competition and I enjoyed the experience, even if it was a bit rushed. The process of joining the competition is relatively straight forward: Write an essay about your Ph.D. thesis work. Get a recommendation letter from your Ph.