A very informative survey on the sequence technologies from investor’s perspective came out. In a sense this report provides colorful illustration on how people are adapting to the sequence technologies.
Next Gen Sequencing Survey What Laboratory Directors Are Saying About Next Generation Sequencing, GWAS and Stimulus: Invester’s perspective
The great PhD scam: Jordan Ellenberg
“We dangle our three magic letters before the eyes of these predestined victims, and they swarm to us like moths to an electric light. They come at a time of life when failure can no longer be repaired easily and when the wounds it leaves are permanent . . . “
Can we improving language skills based on observations in research?
Switching language switches mind: linguistic effects on developmental neural bases of ‘Theory of Mind’
Gary H. Glover,2
and Elise Temple3
“The children in this study were early bilinguals whereas the adults were late bilinguals. It has been hypothesized that AoA modulates linguistic and cognitive processes because procedural learning declines as age progresses while declarative leaning increases (Hernandez and Li, 2007). It has been proposed that procedural memory relies on frontal-basal ganglia circuitry, while declarative memory relies on a medial temporal circuit (Ullman, 2001, 2005; Hernandez and Li, 2007). We found more L2 ToM specific activity in the vmPFC and putamen (among other regions) in children than adults (Table 2). Thus, alternatively, the age difference in ToM processing involving the L2 may be associated with a greater reliance of adults on the declarative memory involving the temporal regions, and children’s greater reliance on the procedural memory involving the frontal-basal ganglia region.” Continue Reading