Monthly Archives: March 2012

GitHub for Biology: Build or Buy

When I describe Synapse, the software platform we are building at Sage Bionetworks, I use the analogy “It’s like GitHub for biologists” or “GitHub for data science” a lot.  This seems to be useful, at least for the subset of … Continue reading

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More fun than selling sheets

Stephen Colbert had a great bit on his show last week on how retailers comb though massive amounts of customer data to predict and influence consumer behavior.  In this particular example, Target used changes in a teen-age girl’s buying patterns … Continue reading

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