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  1. Feb 2019
    1. abstraction is in itself but a dull and inert thing

      That "in itself" is an important qualifier. My initial thought was how this idea contrasts with Hume's discussion of the uses of general concepts, but the "in itself" poses abstractions by themselves, when not employed to a particular use. When abstractions are put to work, do they do something similar to Hume's generalities? (How closely related are abstractions and general principles?)

  2. Aug 2018
  3. Dec 2017
  4. alleledb.gersteinlab.org alleledb.gersteinlab.org
    1. AlleleDB is a repository, providing genomic annotation of cis-regulatory single nucleotide variants (SNVs) associated with allele-specific binding (ASB) and expression (ASE).
  5. Apr 2014
    1. We hope that if we promote collaboration within the scientific process

      This should maybe read "We hope that if we promote this kind of collaboration within the scientific process" to emphasize the specific kind of interactions you mention earlier in the paragraph, whereas the way it is written sounds like collaboration in general.

  6. Jan 2014
    1. Thank them for something they specifically did that was above the call of duty.

      It's important to know what it takes to "exceed expectations". Does working hard and then working even harder for the same outcome go above the call of duty? Or does the outcome matter? Whatever the answer is, being specific in the thanks is important to communicate what you think the answer is.