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  • Watch the “Game of Genomes” unfold Zimmer_gameofgenomesOk, I know I said I was cutting back. But I think this is worth looking for soon. Carl Zimmer explores his own DNA. Full story via STAT News: Sneak peek: ...

Video Tip of the Week

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  • 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 Genome Browser, default human genome changed UCSC Genome BioinformaticsThis has gone out over the announcement mailing list, and is also on their web site. But in case you aren’t checking those, seemed important to get people to see. 14 September 2015 — Human Genome Browser default changed to GRCh38/hg38 In conjunction with the release of the new 100-species Conservation track on the hg38/GRCh38 human assembly, ...

What’s The Answer

  • What’s The Answer? (where + how to get help online) WYP?We started the the weekly “What’s the Answer?” thread to highlight various sources of interesting discussions related to bioinformatics around the internet. It was years ago–before communities like Biostar and others were well-trafficked and well-known. It’s been great to see these sources mature and draw diverse discussants from all over the world. What’s particularly helpful ...

Genomics Research

SNPpets

  • Friday SNPpets SNPpets_2This week’s SNPpets includes some info on the Brexit fallout, at least some good news as it affects EMBL-EBI. The genomes of foodborne illness are being wrangled. A note about HapMap retirement and data access. The PDB tour of proteins is really fun. I thought we were done with single genomes of an organism with ...

Webinars and Workshops

  • Webinar, Oct 7: World Tour of Genomics Resources II worldtour2Just a quick note to announce our upcoming webinar. We are going to do the popular World Tour again, so if you missed it last time, join us for the next one. It’s free, but you need to register. Quick overview:  World Tour of Genomics Resources 2 October 7, 2015 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT This is ...