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OpenHelix News

  • Video Tip of the Week: World Tour of Genomics Resources, part II OpenHelix_logo_2015This week’s tip is not our usual short video. We’ll connect you to our newest tutorial suite, our World Tour of Genomics Resources, part II. Our previous tour was really popular–because as much as bench researchers know about the tools they currently use–everyone realizes there are more tools out there. And many of them don’t ...

Genomics Resource News

  • UCSC replaces UCSC Genes with GENCODE as default gene set UCSC Genome BioinformaticsThis is a big deal. And now I have to change my training materials. But I think it’s worthwhile. The GENCODE set is very extensive and the range of annotated types captures important details. This email came from the UCSC Genome Browser announcement mailing list. Pasting in full for those who aren’t on this list, or ...

What’s The Answer

  • What’s the Answer? (expression across tissues) reddit_iconThis week’s highlighted question is one that I like to look in on from time-to-time, to see how people are solving the issue of looking at tissue expression. In this case none of the tools were new to me, but I do like to see what people prefer. And I like to spur some discussion ...

Genomics Research

SNPpets

  • Friday SNPpets dna_cutting_with_scissors_hr-150x150This week’s SNPpets include stories about the FlyBase memoriam for Bill Gelbart, Phenolyzer for gene discovery from phenotypes, tissue- and tumor-PPI comparison, Beacon, shotgun metagenomics, the future decade in genomics, no-so-scary personal genome sequencing and apps for it, DNA-barcoded beer, and more. Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across ...

Webinars and Workshops

  • Intro to UCSC Genome Browser webinar, tomorrow, June 17 2015 UCSC Genome BioinformaticsTomorrow (Wednesday US time) I’ll be doing a webinar on the basics of using the UCSC Genome Browser. If you haven’t spent much time using the browser, or you suspect there’s more to what you have been able to do, this introduction may help you out. Register for the webinar here: http://www.bio-itworld.com/openhelix/introduction-to-the-ucsc-genome-browser-webinar/ Time and date guide for ...