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Evidence that vertical transmission of the vaginal microbiota can persist into adolescence

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NKG2D ligand expression in pediatric brain tumors.

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Emoji DNA Generate a DNA string of two random emoji each time your terminal starts, like this adorable koala-bear DNA: Download the script from my github page. To use emoji_dna.sh: 1) Download emoji_dna.sh 2) From your terminal add to your bash_profile (nano ~/.bash_profile) the line: bash /path/to/emoji_dna.sh 3) Source your bash_profile: source ~/.bash_profile 4) Open a new terminal window and enjoy! This little script was a challenge put to me by Ryan Crawford while we discussed both the elegant Bonsai tree generator for terminal by John Allbritten and the goofy twitter account @emojiDNA.

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Locations in The Dresden Files The Dresden Files are an amazing, silly fantasy series about magic in modern day Chicago. This tutorial will walk through how to makes maps in R using locations from The Dresden Files. Getting location data I had a ton of fun clicking around this interactive map of The Dresden Files locations. I wanted to expand on it by including more locations and adding metadata onto the locations.

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If you’re nervous about an upcoming poster session it may help to articulate your specific concerns, develop a strategy to address each one, and then proceed to have a great poster session. Here are some common concerns and my suggested strategies. Concerns about presenting unpublished or unfinished work Fear 1: The project is unfinished so people will ask questions I can’t answer. You are presenting work that isn’t yet published so there will be gaps in your research.

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Presenting your research at a poster session is a learned skilled. If you find it hard the first time don’t panic, you just need some practice and a little help. I used to get a stomach ache just thinking about presenting at a poster session. Now I look forward to them and leave more energized about my research. Here are the steps I took to improve my poster session experience.

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I’ve written an open R software package to perform bacterial genome-wide association studies. Read the wiki to learn about it, download the package (instructions here), and take it for a spin!

It’s called hogwash. hoGWASh. Get it?! Tough crowd.

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