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Florida Bio Database contains profiles of biotechnology and biomedical device companies in Florida.

  • Florida is home to nearly 40,000 Life Sciences establishments that employ about 691,000 people.
  • Florida’s Life Sciences companies have a total payroll of more than $34.6 billion
  • Average Florida Life Sciences employee wage is approximately $50,164.

(Source: Enterprise Florida estimates based on U.S. Department of Labor, BLS data. View summary data chart.)

Bio.org Florida ReportState Biotechnology Strength report from Facilities Advisor

Florida Biotechnology Clusters Developing Slowly; Startup Assistance May Encourage Growth report for the Florida Legislature by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability January 2010

Images:

The Beautiful Mind Scientists and students from across Europe donated absolutely breathtaking images of the brain.

Earth as Art Landsat 7, ASTER, and MODIS images collected for beauty

Olympus Bioscapes Competition

http://biomedicalephemera.tumblr.com/

Other:

Bloomberg China Biotech resources

Seeking a career in Life Sciences?

DataCite helps researchers to find, access, and reuse data.

FigShare, like the above, allows you to publish “unused” data. Also, search, find and cite data from others.

OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering.

http://scienceexchange.com a marketplace for lab work

Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine

Public Library of Science

http://www.sequilab.org a sequence analysis portal with networking features

Biology.net The life science research network

ScienceSeeker The science blog aggregtor

The Edge The world question center

Biotechnology Institute

http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/

Researchers May Have Found Equivalent of Embryonic Stem Cells

Using RNA instead of DNA could avoid the health risks–and the political pitfalls–of stem-cell treatments.

Scientists overcome hurdles to stem cell alternatives

http://www.symphonyofscience.com/

http://www.opensciencegrid.org/

SNPedia.com

http://www.freefullpdf.com/

The latest version of DeltaProt can be obtained from http://services.cbu.uib.no/software/deltaprot/. The website also contains documentation, and the toolbox comes with real data sets that are intended for training in applying the models to carry out bioinformatical and statistical analyses of protein sequences.Equipped with the new algorithms proposed here, DeltaProt serves as an auxiliary analysis tool capable of visualizing and comparing orthologus protein sequences.

Stampy: A statistical algorithm for sensitive and fast mapping of Illumina sequence reads. Stampy is available at www.well.ox.ac.uk/project-stampy. It is free for academic and non-profit use but is not open-source.

The 1000 Genomes Project is an international collaboration to produce an extensive public catalog of human genetic variation, including SNPs and structural variants, and their haplotype contexts. This resource will support genome-wide association studies and other medical research studies.

Science funding for the little guy

http://genspace.org/ New York City’s Community Lab

Citizen Science:

Search for actual Stardust particles
Internet-based search for interstellar dust particles in the Stardust aerogel collector.

http://www.planethunters.org
Planet Hunters is a collaboration between Yale University and the Zooniverse. The lightcurves provided on the site are from the publicly released data obtained by NASA’s Kepler mission.

http://www.usanpn.org
The USA National Phenology Network brings together citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States. The network harnesses the power of people and the Internet to collect and share information, providing researchers with far more data than they could collect alone.

http://fold.it/portal/
Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help.

http://zooniverse.org
The Zooniverse is home to the internet’s largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects.

http://scienceforcitizens.net/
ScienceForCitizens.net will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities.

California Roadkill database

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/
Use the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. It’s safe, secure, and easy.

Basic Timeline of DNA investigation

• 1953 Discovery of the structure of the DNA double helix.
• 1972 Development of recombinant DNA technology, which permits isolation of defined fragments of DNA; prior to this, the only accessible samples for sequencing were from bacteriophage or virus DNA.
• 1977 The first complete DNA genome to be sequenced is that of bacteriophage fX174.
• 1977 Allan Maxam and Walter Gilbert publish “DNA sequencing by chemical degradation”. Frederick Sanger, independently, publishes “DNA sequencing with chain-terminating inhibitors”.
• 1984 Medical Research Council scientists decipher the complete DNA sequence of the Epstein-Barr virus, 170 kb.
• 1986 Leroy E. Hood’s laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and Smith announce the first semi-automated DNA sequencing machine.
• 1987 Applied Biosystems markets first automated sequencing machine, the model ABI 370.
• 1991 Sequencing of human expressed sequence tags begins in Craig Venter’s lab, an attempt to capture the coding fraction of the human genome.
• 1995 Craig Venter, Hamilton Smith, and colleagues at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) publish the first complete genome of a free-living organism, the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae. The circular chromosome contains 1,830,137 bases and its publication in the journal Science marks the first use of whole-genome shotgun sequencing, eliminating the need for initial mapping efforts.
• 2000 Lynx Therapeutics publishes and markets “MPSS” – a parallelised, adapter/ligation-mediated, bead-based sequencing technology, launching “next-generation” sequencing.
• 2001 A draft sequence of the human genome is published.