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We are in Singapore (GGID)

singaporeOpenHelix (and by “OpenHelix” I mean “I” :) is in Singapore this week for the Genetics and Genomics of Infectious Disease conference sponsored by Nature Publishing Group, American Society of Human Genetics and the Human Genome Organization.

I will be giving an educational workshop on an introduction to genomic resources for infectious disease research. It’s part of a larger session. Bob Kuhn of UCSC and Anton Nekrutenko of the University of Pennsylvania will each be giving sections after mine and will be discussing the UCSC Genome Browser and Galaxy respectively.

Since most of our readers won’t be able to attend, below the fold (click the continue reading) I’ve listed just some of the resources I’ll be introducing.

Unfortunately, I can’t introduce most of you to all the amazing fruits (and other foods) I’ve been sampling like mangosteens, jack fruit, dragon fruit and yes, even durian (which I actually like the taste, not so much the smell) You’ll just have to come to S.E. Asia (if you aren’t already) for yourself. Continue reading

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s the Year of the Rats

ratMary pointed out (and I’ve Tivo’d for my daughter, the great lover of rats) that the History channel had a special on rats recently. Well, not to be outdone, Nature Genetics May issue is all about rats. There are some great articles in that issue about rat genetics and rat genetics as a model for human disease genetics. And if you are at all interested in Rat genomics, the article “What everybody should know about the rat genome and it’s online resources” is a very useful read (and freely accessible I believe). The article will walk you through some of the rat genome data and tools available at Ensembl, NCBI, UCSC Genome Browser and RGD *. Definitely worth checking out.

Now, History channel specials and Nature Genetics focuses have set the bar high for next year’s Year of the Ox, the bovine genome was completed last year.

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