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Friday SNPpets

Welcome to our Friday feature link dump: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment…

  • Ok, so my overly optimistic claim of 1,000 dollar genomes within the next 12 months…. well, maybe it wasn’t so optimistic? First Illumina cuts their price in half and now..A 30 dollar genome?
  • Another article about Scitable, this time from Wired…nice. [Mary]
  • Announcement of the first Combrex Workshop, via Iddo Friedberg: “COMBREX (Computational Bridge to Experiments) is a new NIH funded effort that aims to increase the pace of experimental determination of the function of large and high priority gene families in bacterial genomes….” More details in the mailing here. [Mary]
  • Here’s something different from our usual tools: Species Extinction Calculator.  Feels like you are sitting at the dashboard of a car, and watching ecosystem decline…which, I suppose, you contribute to from the dashboard of your car.  Hat tip to this fascinating article on the honeybee situation, then to the researcher’s bio page, which led to the calculator. [Mary]

Friday SNPpets

Welcome to our Friday feature link dump: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment…

Tip of the Week: Scitable Classrooms

scitable classroomTwo weeks ago I pointed out our paper in Scitable on Genomics resources. This week’s tip is about Scitable itself. Scitable is a collaborative education site with reviewed content and lots of opportunity for experts, students and the public to interact and learn some biology. This tip will show you how to create a classroom in Scitable. This could be used by a faculty member to teach a group of students they have using both Scitable and outside content, or it could be used as a great place to do a study group. I’m actually intrigued by that latter possibility. Check out this week’s tip to learn to quickly set up a classroom on Scitable and then check Scitable out.

Tip of the Week: Genomic Data Resources

scitable paper thumgToday’s tip isn’t on just one resource or a part of one, it’s a whirlwind tour of many! In fact, in less than 5 minutes I’ll put you through ALL of the resources online on genomics. Ok, well, not all. Not even 1% I don’t think, but we’ll go through some categories and discuss very briefly some “Challenges and Promises.” Actually, it’s my way of introducing you to a paper we just wrote for Nature Education’s site, Scitable entitled, you guessed it, “Genomic Data Resources, Challenges and Promises.” Hopefully, after watching this short movie as I whisk you through some of the sites and topics we raise in the paper, you’ll be interested in going and reading it and checking out Scitable. Also, below the fold, you’ll find a nice table of links to all the resources we discuss in the paper, which by necessity are only a small portion of the thousands of resources available.

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