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Steps for writing a Twitter summary conference blog post

I recently wrote several blog posts with many tweets1 as a way of taking notes during the American Society of Human Genetics 2018 conference. A few friends asked me how I did this so fast. The process can be summarized into the following main steps. Save links of tweets you want to highlight in your post. Use a hugo-powered blog to obtain the code for embedding tweets easily2. Proofread, edit and post.

ASHG18 tweet summary day 5

Continuing from my ASHG18 day 1 post, day 2, day 3 and day4 here’s my list of tweets from day 5. 6C 9:15 am Jane Loveland Wish that gene annotation was consistent across databases? Jane Loveland is speaking about the new #MANE project which aims to converge transcript annotation between @GencodeGenes and @NCBI RefSeq in 30 min 09:15-09:30, Room 6C, Talk 302 #ASHG18 — Ensembl (@ensembl) October 20, 2018 Jane Loveland: there are two comprehensive transcript annotations, RefSeq and Gencode.

ASHG18 tweet summary day 4

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

ASHG18 tweet summary day 3

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: creating population-specific reference panels for improved genotype imputation #ASHG18 — Charleston Chiang (@CharlestonCWKC) October 18, 2018 .@jenccarlson Constructed a Samoan reference panel for imputation from 1,195 whole-genome sequenced Samoans as part of TOPMed. For MAF < 0.05, Ave R^2 0.696 with TOPMed ref panel, improves to 0.

ASHG18 tweet summary day 2

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!

ASHG18 tweet summary day 1

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.

Why I applied to join SNI: the Mexican National Researchers registry

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.

Problems with an article from the Baltimore Sun covering Dr. Mahoney-Steel’s immigration issues

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.

What about a lawyer-like app as the minimum help for defendants in immigration cases?

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.

R Gene Regulatory Interaction Formulator For Inquiring Networks

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.