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Friday SNPpets

… kids as being likely to suffer “vaccine injury”. As you might recognize from the dog-whistle, this means that anti-vaccine cranks are taking their message to a new front: personalized genomics. They are misusing data to convince parents that vaccinating their kids is dangerous.

This is a very, very disturbing direction as vaccine fears already have led to tragic outcomes as kids get vaccine-preventable diseases at increasing rates.

In addition, cranks are coming together …

Friday SNPpets

… the SNPpets. But I stood for plant science at the march (see photo below). It was raining cats and dogs–and this week the snips also include cat and dog microbiomes. It has the peep genome. And monuments to barley. We touch on humans a bit too.

Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: 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…

Two free data science …

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Friday SNPpets

… and you want to avoid pathogens. But still, useful. And during your picnic, think about what your Dog DNA is trying to tell you. Try to keep ants away from your picnic, unlike the one in the robot shown here. Probably the biggest surprise this week: DAVID has finally been updated.

Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: 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 …

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Friday SNPpets

This week’s SNPpets include dog OCD genes, salmon SNPs, a tutorial on learning R from scratch, new ways to examine VCF files, 185 organisms RNA-seq data, and the news of the upcoming deprecation of GI numbers at NCBI. The two things that caught my attention the most this week, though, was the human knockout data, and coincidentally some interesting thoughts about how genetic counseling needs to be adapting to the volumes …

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Friday SNPpets

… historical genome browsers, CVS doing personalized medicine, fungal genome resource issues, mouse, dog, plant and human data stories, free data, and more.

Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: 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…

Field Journal: The Business End Of A DNA Database http://t.co/sG3S2GjXUD Collecting poop from solitary, nocturnal …

What’s the Answer? (domain and lollipop mutation diagrams)

… accomplish diagrams with some of the features with those as well.

Reference:

Gao J., U. Dogrusoz, G. Dresdner, B. Gross, S. O. Sumer, Y. Sun, A. Jacobsen, R. Sinha, E. Larsson & E. Cerami & (2013). Integrative Analysis of Complex Cancer Genomics and Clinical Profiles Using the cBioPortal, Science Signaling, 6 (269) pl1-pl1. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scisignal.2004088

Friday SNPpets

… don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment…

RT @BioMickWatson : Cats, dogs and bioinformatics http://t.co/0NqkVo7ptc

RT @sharonfterry : Speculating in Bethesda on the future of Social and Behavioral Research in the genomic era see http://t.co/3bLVzPbPtP RT @hyphaltip : http://t.co/MaNCVcBojN for access to these data for expr and genome assembly for spruce pine – maybe mycophiles can search for endophytes

RT @mbeisen : collecting people’s suggestions …

Antique (or maybe “classic”) UCSC Genome Browsers retired

Everyone is pretty comfortable with the concept of the non-standard but commonly used dog-years as a way to compare life spans to humans. Car enthusiasts have a taxonomy for the ages of vehicles. But I’ve been sitting here wondering what the genome-browser-years scale should be. I’ve been thinking about it because of the recent announcement over the UCSC list the other day:

Change in visualization access for old assemblies

Hello everyone!

Over the past 12 years we …

Friday SNPpets

… mapped in zebrafish | RIKEN http://t.co/CU9bcNBHMm via @RIKEN_EN

RT @PhilippBayer : dog-content! “Derived variants at six genes explain nearly half of size reduction in dog breeds” http://t.co/epeomfO7L0 cc @gedankenstuecke

Important change to BLAST results (arose from a twitter conversation, interestingly): RT @deannachurch: Top level seq (chr + stuff that can’t be placed on the chr) now the default db for org BLAST pages http://t.co/SOqJcuKW2x cc @caseybergman …

What’s The Answer? (bioinformatics blogs)

… Your favorite bioinformatics blogs (March 2010)

The 2012 edition got eaten away by my dog

To add some novelty to the previous theme, (i) also please mention the well-visited blogs of the past, which are not updated any more. (ii) which aspect of your favorite blogs do you not like? The information may help the blog author. Or feel free to mention if your favorite blog is perfect (usually your own blog :)).

–ugly.betty77

Now, I’m not just highlighting this because …