If you really want to understand how a biological pathway works, build one.

Amber Biology was recently commissioned by a biotechnology company, to build a dynamic, agent-based model of a biological pathway.

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Python Introductory Course: Python For Life Scientists

We are very excited to start teaching our 8-week course Python For Life Scientists at Boston Children's Hospital on Feb. 13th.

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A Collaborative Cloud-Based Biological Modeling Platform

A brief video demo of a collaborative, cloud-based biological modeling platform running in a web browser.

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My Interview For The Leanpub Podcast

Gordon Webster was interviewed by Leanpub co-founder Len Epp for their author podcast.  In this episode Gordon talks with Len about his career, books, and Amber's experience publishing Python for the Life Sciences with Leanpub.

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Amber Biology hired as a contractor for the NASA TESS mission

Our consulting firm Amber Biology has been hired as a contractor for the NASA TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission that will search for earth-like exoplanets orbiting distant stars.

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Python For The Life Sciences

Facebook now sports a very nice feature that allows you to make short videos out of simple slideshows. Here is the one I made for our new book Python For The  Life Sciences, that we published recently. 

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Python For The Life Sciences: Update

After about a year of work and barring a few last-minute tweaks to the layout, it looks like we finally have our book Python For The Life Sciences, ready to publish.

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Python For Handling 96-Well Plate Data and Automation

There’s hardly a life science lab you can walk into these days, without seeing a ton of 96-well plates and instruments that read and handle them. That’s why we’ve dedicated an entire chapter of our forthcoming book Python For The Life Sciences, to the humble 96-well plate.

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An Intuitive Introduction To Bayes' Theorem (Video)

A little while back on The Digital Biologist, we published a 2-part introduction to Bayes’ Theorem. Part 1 of this series has now been made into a video that offers an intuitive introduction to Bayes’ Theorem, and features biomarkers as an example of a life science application of the Bayesian approach.

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The Future of Research is now a thing

After enduring years of steady erosion of their funding, pay, career opportunities and work/life balance, it’s great to see researchers taking things into their own hands and getting behind a truly grassroots organization like Future Of Research (FOR) that was founded in October 2014 to address these issues.

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Python For The Life Sciences: Table of contents now available

Our book Python For The Life Sciences is now nearing publication. Quite a number of people have asked us to release a table of contents for the book, so without further ado, here is the first draft of the table of contents.

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