WorldCat Identities

Birney, Ewan

Works: 12 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 29 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH445.2,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ewan Birney
Abstracts of papers presented at the 2003 meeting on genome informatics : May 7-May 11, 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joint Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Wellcome Trust conference : genome informatics : September 4-September 8, 2002 by Joint Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Wellcome Trust Conference on Genome Informatics( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstracts of papers presented at the 2013 Meeting on the Biology of Genomes : May 7-May 11, 2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ENCODE project encyclopedia of DNA elements by ENCODE Project( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallchart / poster inserted into the 6 September 2012 issue of Nature (Vol. 489, no. 7414)
Mining the draft human genome by Ewan Birney( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strengths and Weaknesses of Selected Modeling Methods Used in Systems Biology by Pascal Kahlem( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Initial sequencing and comparative analysis of the mouse genome by Robert H Waterston( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sequence alignment in bioinformatics by Ewan Birney( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are health tests a good idea?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This Horizon special explores whether attending health tests prior to developing symptoms, such as private health checks and NHS screening programmes, are an act of medical prudence or do more harm than good. Presenter Michael Mosley looks first into pre-emptive tests for heart disease. He undergoes an NHS cardiac assessment, which calculates an individual{u2019}s chances of developing heart disease based on various risk factors. Cardiologist Professor Daniel Levy discusses the impact of the Framingham Heart Study on our understanding of heart disease risk factors. Mosley explains the role of plaques in heart disease. He then undergoes a cardiac CT scan under private medical care, with Medical Director Dr Paul Jenkins. Dr Duncan Dymond analyses the results of the scan. Mosley visits cardiovascular imaging expert Dr Mark Dweck, who exhibits a plaque extracted from a patient who suffered a stroke. Mosley next explores tests for cancer. Dr Robin Wilson and Former President, Royal College of GPs Dr Iona Heath discuss the advantages and disadvantages of screening for breast cancer, leaning on the results of The Marmot Report. Heath discusses The Mamography Wars. Mosley moves on to NHS-funded tests for prostate cancer. Professor H Gilbert Welch explains the disadvantages of using the PSA blood test as a screening test for prostate cancer in the USA. Clips are shown of Professor Richard Ablin, creator of the test, criticising the decision to make it a routine medical test. Mosley interviews a group of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but have chosen not to undergo treatment. Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam discusses the Active Monitoring Programme for prostate cancer patients at Addenbrooke{u2019}s Hospital. Mosley undergoes an NHS-funded Bowel Scope with Consultant Nurse Maggie Vance. He then explores do-it-yourself genetic health tests with Dr Ewan Birney of the European Bioinformatics Institute. Mosley undergoes a test developed by Professor Jamie Timmons, which examines gene expression and analyses a person{u2019}s likelihood of developing age-related illnesses. Welch and Heath discuss the implications of the breadth of information health screenings give individuals. Mosley interviews Professor Peter Elwood about his ongoing study of ageing, The Caerphilly Study
The gene code :( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A compilation of two consecutive programmes on the subject of DNA presented by the science journalist Adam Rutherford
Saving science from the scientists( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The second and final part of {u2018}Saving Science from the Scientists{u2019} looks into some of the sociological angles of research that make cutting corners attractive to scientists: peer review; journal spaces; competition for funding; research grants. The Nuffield Council of Bioethics, a committee for investigations into research ethics within science, have challenged the benefits of a competitive market within science. Professor Ottoline Leyser talks about the risks associated with a career in science, as a discipline with competition as the driving force. Science is analysed as a business, and Stephen Curry shares the statistics for post-graduate students who continue to academia. Professor Sophie Scott talks about social networking and self-marketing when entering the discipline with a PhD. Fraud and misconduct are discussed as products of this environment. Technological developments are working to cap this problem. A water crisis in the Michigan town of Flint, where data fraud was carried out by government scientists, is discussed as evidence of the inadequacies of the construction of scientific knowledge. The H-index, a measurement for citations to measure scholarly success, it is speculated, can cause a lack of scepticism towards one{u2019}s own research. Scientific journals are central to the debate and whether the competitive nature of scientific research and publication are damaging the accuracy of research within the field. Dr Ewan Birney shares his thoughts on the lack of data transparency and peer review within the world of scientific publications
The gene code :( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The second in a two-part series in which genetist and science journalist Adam Rutherford looks in depth at DNA. In this part, Rutherford asks how decoding the 'book of life' (the human genome) helps us understand who we are. He explains what DNA is. A biologist, Hugh Young Rienhoff, from America used home-diagnostic kits to ascertain his daughter's unique and unknown genetic condition. Next, Rutherford goes back 50 years to the work of Crick and Watson, the discoverers of the double helix shape. A physicist interested in how the amino acids interacted, George Gamow, contacted Crick and Watson to further this work. Then, in the US, two young scientists, J. Heinrich Matthaei and Marshall Warren Nirenberg discovered a combination of acids which made a single protein; this became the 'Rosetta Stone' of DNA. Rutherford asks how our DNA effects variation in our hereditary such as hair colour. Professor Kay Davies then discusses Muscular Dystrophy which effects boys and leads to poor muscle tone, disability and limited life expectancy. This has led to accurate pre-natal diagnosis. However, being diagnosed with a genetic disease is not easy. Former war correspondent, Charles Sabine, discusses his diagnosis of Huntingdon's Disease which always leads to mental impairment and then death. All these disease are rare; they are known as mono-genic. Rutherford considers height which is poly-genic. The interactions between the genes is commonly known as 'Sanger-sequencing' after the Nobel prize winning researcher, Fred Sanger. Rutherford illustrates this using a pack of playing cards. By 2001, decoding the entire human genome was completed. Dr Ewan Birney talks to Rutherford about his work discovering how many genes we actually have. He provides evidence illustrating how diverse estimates were at the time; there are in fact around 24,000 in humans. Within the human genome it was discovered that 98% of our DNA could be 'junk'. Professor Peter Donnelly, director, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, describes how we are more similar than different. In a project that studied both sick and well people, seven common disease such as coronary heart disease and diabetes are shown to be genetic in nature. This does not take into account the environment such as exercise and diet. Dr Claire Howarth talks about twins and her studies in various traits such as height. Many traits are highly hereditable, but not in evidence in the mapped genome, known as 'missing hereditability'. Current thought is that some of this data will be in the 'junk' DNA. Professor Mark McCarthy from the University of Oxford uses new technology to look at diabetes sufferers and see what further variants can be discovered. Ewan Birney then talks about the project ENCODE; to form an encyclopaedia of DNA. He describes the choreography of the molecules which form a much more complex relationship. The dark matter of DNA looks to be more important, indeed the shape itself seems signifcant
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Alternative Names
Ewan Birney britischer Bioinformatiker

Ewan Birney britisk bioinformatiker

Ewan Birney Brits bioinformaticus



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