smartphones: gateway to productivity, procrastination and burnout all at once. This is a model I personally owned to do work on the go. image obtained from wikipedia

Accept that failure is the default outcome

The smartphone above is a Motorola Droid 1, the first generation, also known as A855. This was one of the first things I bought, when I started my postdoc in New York in 2010.

Can bioinformaticians easily switch to data science roles? What kind of challenges should they expect? Is their skill set adequate for data science ?

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What do pipelines do? Why do we need them?

Pipelines are computational tools of convenience. Data analysis usually requires data acquisition, quality check, clean up, exploratory analysis and hypothesis driven analysis. Pipelines can automate these steps. They process raw data to a suitable format and analyze it with statistical tools or machine learning models in a streamlined way. In…

Altuna Akalin

Bioinformatics Scientist, writing about data analysis, genomics, bioinformatics, and science.

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